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Germany: Police manhunt for Halle shooter in full swing

Germany, Queis
October 09, 2019 at 16:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

A police manhunt is in full swing after a shooter killed two people in the city of Halle on Wednesday.

Police had scrambled to set up roadblocks and were inspecting vehicles in Queis, a nearby suburb.

Officials said two people were killed in the incident, which took place near a synagogue as the Jewish community observed the religious holiday of Yom Kippur.

Authorities warned that other suspects may be still be at large and told local residents not to leave their homes.

A separate shooting was also reported in the neighbouring town of Landsberg, but it's not clear whether the two incidents are connected.

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A police manhunt is in full swing after a shooter killed two people in the city of Halle on Wednesday.

Police had scrambled to set up roadblocks and were inspecting vehicles in Queis, a nearby suburb.

Officials said two people were killed in the incident, which took place near a synagogue as the Jewish community observed the religious holiday of Yom Kippur.

Authorities warned that other suspects may be still be at large and told local residents not to leave their homes.

A separate shooting was also reported in the neighbouring town of Landsberg, but it's not clear whether the two incidents are connected.

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