2 Killed In Shooting Near German Synagogue

At least two people are dead after gunshots were fired near a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday, authorities said.  

One person was arrested after the suspected assailants fled in a vehicle, police said.

Pictures of the scene show a body covered by a tarp in the street.

A person lies on a road in Halle, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. A gunman fired several shots on Wednesday in German city of Halle and at least two got killed, according to local media FOCUS online.

The shooting took place on Yom Kipper, one of the holiest days in Judaism. It’s not yet clear whether the synagogue was targeted in the shooting.

Police have asked everyone near the shooting scene to stay inside as the investigation continues.

“Our forces have detained one person,” Halle police said in a tweet. “We remain alert, however. We have deployed forces in and around Halle and are trying to stabilize the situation until we have all the relevant information.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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