Multiple fatalities after gunman opens fire outside synagogue in Halle in Germany

Some German media outlets are reporting the shooting occurred close to a synagogue. (Library Image)
Some German media outlets are reporting the shooting occurred close to a synagogue. (Library Image)
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At least two people have been killed after a gunman opened fire outside a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday.

"According to initial information, two people have been killed in Halle," a police spokesperson said.

"Several shots were fired. The alleged perpetrator has fled in a vehicle. We are asking the public to stay in their homes."

The shooting occurred near a synagogue and a Jewish cemetery.

There is no further information at this time.