A driver of a delivery truck plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in the German city of Muenster Saturday, killing at least 3 people and injuring 20 before fatally shooting himself, German police said.

Andreas Bode, spokesman for the German police, said six of the injured were in severe condition.

The driver slammed into people sitting in front of the Kiepenkerl pub, a popular gathering place for locals and tourists in Muenster’s historic old town, then shot and killed himself inside the vehicle.

Photographs of the scene posted on social media show  strewn tables and chairs.

Police cordoned off a wide section of the area after finding a suspicious object inside the vehicle.

Muenster Mayor Markus Lewe said the reason for the crash is still unclear.

A spokeswoman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said “our thoughts are with the victims and their families.”

Muenster, with a population of 300,000, is located in northwest Germany in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia about 30 miles from the Dutch border.

In 2016, the driver of a stolen truck plowed the vehicle into a crowd of people attending the Christmas market in a public square in Berlin, killing 12 people.

Contributing: Associated Press

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