Five East Germans fled to Bavaria over the weekend, but a sixth person who tried to escape over the Berlin Wall was caught after border guards opened fire, West German police said Monday.

Bavarian border police said two East German workers, ages 21 and 23, fled over the border into Bavaria early Saturday, apparently unnoticed by guards.Three more East Germans, between the ages 16 and 38, fled their country's fortified border barriers into Bavaria late Sunday, a police statement said.

West Berlin police said a witness on the western side of the wall reported hearing about 10 shots fired by East German guards to foil another escape attempt.