Sunday, 13 October, 2019


JUST IN | At least two killed in shooting in Germany

Two dead in shooting 'outside a synagogue' in Halle, as German police urge people to stay indoors Two people killed in shooting near synagogue in Germany
Bennie Garza | 09 October, 2019, 16:26

A person lies on a road in Halle, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Nonstopnews/Reuters TV via REUTERS.

At least two people have been killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle, police say.

"According to initial findings, two people were killed in Halle", local police said on Twitter.

It is not known whether this is a shooting spree or a terrorist attack.

The second shooting happened in Landsberg, about 15 kilometres east of Halle.

Halle police confirmed on Twitter that "multiple shots were fired" and that multiple suspects fled the scene in a auto. Despite the arrest, a strong police presence remained in the area and would do so until it was secure.

A tweet from police advised local people to remain vigilant. "We have deployed forces in and around Halle and are trying to stabilise the situation until we have all the relevant information".

The Bild and Mitteldeutsche Zeitung newspapers reported that the shooting took place near a synagogue _ Wednesday is the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

Witnesses claim that the shooter first opened fire using an assault rifle on a nearby Doner kebab shop. "The alleged perpetrators are fleeing with a vehicle".

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