BREAKING: Video shows gunman opening fire in Halle in eastern Germany; multiple fatalities pic.twitter.com/sCieREunN8
— BNO News (@BNONews) October 9, 2019
What is he firing?
An attack near a synagogue in the German town of Halle on Wednesday left at least two people dead. “According to initial findings, two people were killed in Halle,” the local police said in a tweet. “There were several shots.”
Witnesses told German media they saw a man open fire wearing camouflage before fleeing in a car. Halle’s police force later sent a tweet saying they had detained one person in connection to the attack. They did not say whether they were seeking any additional suspects.
Video posted to social media showed a man wearing tactical gear including body armor and a helmet firing several rounds. It wasn’t clear what weapon was used in the attack but the gunman was seen reloading after each shot, and large shells fell to the ground after each round.