Two killed in shooting outside synagogue in Germany

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 9, 2019

At least two people have been killed after a gunman opened fire outside a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur - the holiest day in Judaism. Police later said one person had been arrested.

The Bild newspaper said the attack took place near a synagogue in the Paulus area of the city but this has not been officially confirmed.

Witnesses said that at least one of the suspects was wearing a military-style combat uniform and was armed with "multiple weapons", according to the Deutsche Welle public broadcaster.

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

"The man came up to the Doner shop, he threw something like a grenade, it didn't explode, and he opened fire with an assault rifle".

Local news outlet Bild reported that a hand grenade also was tossed into a Jewish cemetery.

Police say they have launched an urgent search to find the attacker, and told residents to stay in their homes or find safe shelter.

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