German gunman caught on camera; 2 killed in shooting

Published: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 @ 11:09 AM

A gunman who opened fire in the German village of Halle was captured on camera.

Two people were killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday and a suspect was arrested, police said, with broadcasters showing images of an alleged perpetrator dressed in combat garb including a helmet. 

Amateur video showed a man firing shots from behind a car parked in the street. German media also showed a still image of a man in combat gear with a gun. 

Daily newspaper Bild said the shooting took place in front of a synagogue, and that a hand grenade was also thrown into a Jewish cemetery. An eyewitness told media outlets that someone had also fired shots into a kebab bistro in Halle. 

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The violence occurred on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism. 

Police did not immediately confirm the media reports associating the gunfire and grenade attack with Jewish targets.