News 9 october — 16:14

Two people killed and several injured in Germany street shooting

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Two people were killed and several injured in a shooting in eastern Germany, police told Euronews.

It happened in the city of Halle and one or more suspects were initially on the run. Police later said one person had been arrested.

"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."

Mass-selling daily Bild said on its website the shooting took place in front of a synagogue.

But a police spokesman could not confirm this to Euronews, saying it happened on a street containing both a church and a synagogue, not necessarily outside the Jewish place of worship.

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