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In a dispute over a disturbance of the peace, a 74-year-old in North Rhine-Westphalia shot at young people. A 19-year-old was seriously injured and taken to a hospital, the public prosecutor's office in Siegen and the Olpe police said.

The cause of the dispute between the man and a group of young people in Wenden on Thursday night was therefore disturbances of the peace and damage to property.

With a small-caliber weapon, the man finally shot in the direction of the group. The 19-year-old was hit. There was no danger to life.

The 74-year-old was arrested. He is to be brought before a magistrate on Friday.