Halle (Saxony-Anhalt): Shots were fired in the Paulus quarter in front of the synagogue on Wednesday afternoon. At least two people are said to have been killed. In addition, a hand grenade is said to have been thrown at the Jewish cemetery. The perpetrator is said to have fired several shots with a submachine gun, shot a woman and injured several people. The shooter is said to be fleeing in the direction of Leipzig. The police asked the people in Halle to stay in their homes or to go to safe places. Currently (1 pm German time) there is to be an exchange of fire in Wiedersdorf (near Queis). At least 2 dead reported so far.