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Gunman Opens Fire In A Deadly Attack At German Synagogue (Video)

At least two people have been killed after gunmen opened fire outside a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur – the holiest day in Judaism. 

Local police have arrested one person but told people to “remain vigilant” on Wednesday afternoon.

A grenade was also thrown into the Jewish cemetery before the attackers fled, Bild reported. Several others were wounded and rushed to the hospital.

Investigators previously said the perpetrators fled in a vehicle, and a manhunt was underway.

An image has emerged showing what is believed to be the gunman dressed in black tactical gear, wearing a helmet walking through the street holding a long gun – either a shotgun or a rifle.

Video believed to be taken around the same spot shows a figure dressed in black climbing out of a car and unloading several shots from what appears to be a shotgun. 

Halle police later said they were investigating “further information from the public” and urged people to stay calm.

One victim’s body was in the street outside the synagogue, while another victim was said to have been shot at a nearby kebab shop.