At least two killed in German city shooting, one arrested

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-09 21:36:43|Editor: xuxin
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BERLIN, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The shooting in the German city of Halle on Wednesday left at least two people dead, while one person was arrested, according to local police.

The attack took place in a street in Paulusviertel and at least two people were found dead, according to a police spokesperson.

Police have sealed off the shooting scene and the local train station.

Multiple suspects ran away on a car. A large groups of policemen, including special forces, were dispatched to the city and one suspect was caught afterwards.

Local media NTV cited a witness as saying a gunman, dressed like a militant, shot with a submachine gun and threw a grenade-like object.

The police spokesperson confirmed another shooting occurred in Landsberg, some 15 kilometers east of Halle, but further details were not disclosed.

The police have tweeted telling residents to stay alert in their home and kept away from windows and doors.

German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said the shooting was "a frightening news" and "horrible", calling citizens to follow police instructions.

The motives behind the shooting were not initially clear.