Two Killed, Several Injured In Shooting Near German Synagogue on Yom Kippur

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German police said one individual has been arrested and they are looking for others who fled the scene.

Two people were killed and several more wounded in Halle, Germany, on Wednesday when shooters opened fire near a synagogue on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year.

After several shots were fired, the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle, ABC News reported, though police say one individual is in custody.

In a tweet, police asked the community to “stay alert” and remain indoors as they continued to search for more suspects.

"Several shots were fired," the tweet read, according to CNN, adding: "Stay alert. We are investigating in the Halle area and are stabilizing the situation, until we have all (the) information."

CNN also reported that one witness said he saw a man dressed in army gear and wearing a steel helmet as he drove by the synagogue.

This is a developing story.


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