A CROSSBOW-wielding attacker has gone on the run after a shooting at a school left at least one person severely injured.
The shooting happened at the Lloyd Gymnasium in the German city of Bremerhaven.
Police said a woman, an employee of the school was wounded and was later taken to the hospital.
They added that an armed person was detained after the shooting.
“The students are in their classrooms with their teachers. The police have the situation on-site under control,” police added in a statement.
“Police measures are continuing.”
German paper Bild had reported that a second suspect was on the run, armed with a crossbow.
Police said they were looking into whether more than one person was involved.
Bremerhaven police tweeted that a large deployment was under way in the city centre and asked residents to avoid the Mayor-Martin-Donandt square and surrounding streets, in the vicinity of the Lloyd secondary school.
Online newspaper Nord24 said a schoolgirl who heard shots had called the police.
Students barricaded themselves in their classrooms, it added.