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Germany gun attack: Two killed in Halle Germany gun attack: Two killed in Halle
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At least two people have been killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle, police say.At least two people have been killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle, police say.
The police said one person had now been arrested but other perpetrators may still be in a vehicle on the run. The police said one person had now been arrested, but other suspects are believed to have fled in a vehicle.
The shootings took place in the Paulus area. Witnesses had reported one gunman wearing military camouflage and carrying several weapons.The shootings took place in the Paulus area. Witnesses had reported one gunman wearing military camouflage and carrying several weapons.
The Bild newspaper said the attack took place near a synagogue but this has not been officially confirmed. A witness told German n-tv news that a gunman in camouflage opened fire with an assault rifle on a Doner kebab shop.
One witness said one attacker had thrown a Molotov cocktail or grenade over a cemetery wall. "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. The man behind me must have died... I hid in the toilet," the witness told a TV reporter near the scene.
German media report that shots were also fired near a synagogue in Halle, but the details have not been confirmed.
One witness said one attacker had thrown a petrol bomb or grenade over a cemetery wall.
After the attack in Paulus, police then warned residents of Landsberg, 8km (5 miles) north-east of the city, to stay alert.After the attack in Paulus, police then warned residents of Landsberg, 8km (5 miles) north-east of the city, to stay alert.
It was not clear where the arrest took place. Police are still warning residents to remain in their homes.It was not clear where the arrest took place. Police are still warning residents to remain in their homes.
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