Fatal shooting at German synagogue

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — A shooting in the eastern German city of Halle has left at least two people dead. Another two are thought to be seriously wounded in hospital.

One person was detained by police following the attack, which started outside a synagogue during Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

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

The suspected gunman is understood to have broadcast his attack on a streaming platform popular with video gamers. Footage shared online and seen by Al Jazeera shows a man in a vehicle delivering a brief anti-Semitic rant against feminism before walking through the town, failing to enter a synagogue and shooting those he encounters.


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