Halle Gunman Confesses to Livestreamed Shooting, Allegedly Posted Manifesto Online

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Additional details have come out about a shooting in Germany that was livestreamed on Twitch earlier this week, and the case only continues to grow more disturbing.

Stephan Balliet, a 27-year-old far-right extremist, confessed to killing two people and injuring several others near a synagogue in Halle, Germany, as part of an anti-Semitic attack timed with Yom Kippur, the BBC reported Friday. Before the incident, per Buzzfeed News, the gunman purportedly uploaded a manifesto to an online forum announcing the upcoming “live testing” of his homemade weapons. The post included a link to a channel called “spilljuice” on Twitch, an Amazon-owned streaming platform popular among gamers, that livestreamed the shooting for 35 minutes Wednesday.