The man, whose identity has not been released, shot a woman at about 11:30 am (0930 GMT) from his locally-registered Mercedes in the town of Tiefenthal, near Ansbach, police informed in a statement.

The woman died at the scene and the man fled in his car, then fatally shooting a man on a bicycle in the nearby town of Rammersdorf, according to police. The suspect also shot at a pedestrian and the driver of another vehicle, but hit neither, police said. He was apprehended a short time later, police spokeswoman Simone Wiesenberg told a television channel.

The local newspaper reported the man was tackled by workers at a gas station in Bad Windsheim, about 35 kilometers from the scene of the shootings, after threatening them with a gun. They tied him up and called police, the paper reported.

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