Germany gun attack: Two killed in Halle

Clay Curtis
October 9, 2019

Two people have been killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle and police said they were looking for suspects who fled the scene. Police could not be reached immediately for confirmation.

But a police spokesman could not confirm this to Euronews, saying it happened on a street containing both a church and a synagogue, not necessarily outside the Jewish place of worship.

Witnesses told German media they saw a man open fire wearing camouflage before fleeing in a auto.

Police said officers were out in force across the city hunting down the suspects and urged residents to stay at home or indoors.

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Police gave no details about the target of the attack and there were varying reports about what it could be.

Wintesses reported this occured in a kebab shop, although it is not known how many people were injured from this.

Police secures the area after a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle on October 9, 2019.

The shooting took place in the city's Paulusviertel district near where a synagogue is located, police said.

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