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.