Gunman Kills 2 Outside German Synagogue During Jewish Holiday Celebrations

Angela Merkel Attends Memorial Vigil for Victims of the Attack


Two people were killed after being shot by a gunman outside a Synagogue in Halle, Germany, at about noon on Wednesday.

A 27-year-old gunman who was acting alone is reported to have tried to gain access to a Synagogue in Berlin where dozens were observing a Yom Kippur, Judaism’s holiest day. The gunman then fired severally at the door after failing to enter the building.

The suspect, who was wearing military-type clothing, is reported to have shot dead two people on a street outside the synagogue, which had about 70 or 80 people.

Two other people were seriously wounded and were transported to a local hospital for surgery.

A video which was live-streamed to Twitch by the assailant during the attack has since been pulled down. The video had captured the unidentified man making anti-Semitic comments before driving to the scene of the incident.

The authorities later apprehended the man after fleeing the scene and a police lockdown in the area lifted.

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said, “According to the federal prosecutor there are sufficient indications for a possible right-wing extremist motive,”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended a memorial vigil for the victims of the incident.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

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