Not less than two folks have been killed in a capturing within the jap German metropolis of Halle, police say.
The police warned residents to remain of their houses because the attacker was nonetheless on the run.
Witnesses say the gunman was carrying army camouflage and had a number of weapons.
The Bild newspaper mentioned the assault happened close to a synagogue within the Paulus space of town however this has not been formally confirmed.
The Halle regional broadcaster mentioned that after the gunman fled there was one other capturing close by.
Police have cordoned off the Paulus district and in addition warned residents in Landsberg, outdoors of town, to remain of their houses.