Published: Wed, October 09, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Two people killed in shooting in eastern Germany; police arrest one suspect

Two people killed in shooting in eastern Germany; police arrest one suspect

A shooting near a synagogue in Halle, Germany, on Wednesday left multiple dead, authorities said.

Police said they were looking for suspects who fled the scene. The police noted that they were working hard and requested that people in the area stay inside their apartment.

The Bild and Mitteldeutsche Zeitung newspapers reported that the shooting took place near a synagogue.

The police warned residents to stay in their homes as the attacker was still on the run.

"Early indications show that two people were killed in Halle".

"Our forces have detained one person", the Halle police wrote in a tweet.

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Police didn't give any further information, but said officers were out in force in the city hunting down the suspects.

Police said shots were also fired in Landsberg, 15 kilometers (about 10 miles) from Halle.

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

Wednesday marks Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism, when Jews fast for more than 24 hours, seeking atonement.

According to Guardian, the central train station has been closed and the area has been placed under lockdown.

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