Bullet holes found at synagogue in Essen, Germany

Holes from four gunshots were found on the rabbi’s house near the old synagogue in Essen, Germany.

Four gunshot holes allegedly fired from a pistol were discovered at the rabbi’s residence near the old synagogue of the western German city of Essen, reports the Deutsche Welle. The German police launched a large-scale investigation.

According to the Essen police, the incident concerns „four bullet holes” fired from a weapon using live ammunition rather than from an air gun. Local media reported that the shots were likely fired from a pistol. No one was injured.

After the police searched the area for explosives, authorities reaffirmed that there was no immediate danger to the public. „So far, there have not been any indications of potential explosive devices at the synagogue or in the surrounding area.”

Authorities are in contact with the Jewish community and Essen city officials and are looking for the perpetrator, who was recorded on security cameras.

German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann said he was „shocked by this latest attack on Jewish life in Germany.” „Antisemitism must have no place. It is our duty to protect Jewish life,” Buschmann tweeted.


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