October 9, 2019 / 1:07 PM / 9 days ago

German federal prosecutors taking over investigations after shooting in Halle - Spiegel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are taking over the investigation after a shooting in the east German city of Halle, magazine Der Spiegel said on its website, a procedural step which indicates a possible link of the attack to terrorism under German law.

Germany’s federal prosecution office was not immediately available for comment.

Two people were killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday and police said they had detained one person.

(This story has been refiled to add source to headline)

Reporting by Tassilo Hummel, editing by Riham Alkousaa

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