Nobody was injured, but the incident rattled leaders in the town of GrafenwÃ¶hr, which has a population of about 6,600.
â€œI was worried about the city, but fortunately nothing serious happened," deputy Mayor Udo Greim told the SÃ¼ddeutsche Zeitung. The newspaper reported that there have been similar incidents three or four times over the past 25 years.
In a statement, the US Army said the bullets came from 12.7-millimetre rounds fired by a machine gun mounted on a Humvee. They hit several buildings, including a vocational school and residential building.
It added that US military and German police were looking into what happened and how such incidents can be prevented.
Quote:â€œThe point now is how do we work together to achieve important goals. And one such goal is a democracy in Germany.â€
George W. Bush, D.C., May 5, 2006
glad nobody died...this time