Three injured after man drives into pedestrians in Germany

Three people have been left injured after a man drove a auto into a pedestrian area in Heidelberg, Germany.

Three people have reportedly been injured in the incident, which took place outside a bakery in Bismarckplatz.

The driver fled the scene and was shot by police while trying to make his escape.

Police said a 73-three-year-old German man who suffered serious injuries died later in hospital.

Officers had tracked down the driver with help from witnesses and opened fire on the suspect who was "seriously wounded", police said.

The suspect is thought to have driven the auto into crowds and injured three people before fleeing the vehicle.

Schaetzle said said a terrorist background is not suspected and the man appears to have acted alone.

German authorities are on high-alert after a man drove a truck into Christmas crowds at a Berlin market, killing 12 people.

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