Several people killed in shooting at Jehovah’s Witness religious service in Hamburg

A shooting at a Jehovah’s Witnesses religious service in Hamburg, Germany, has left several people dead and several others injured, according to local media reports.

The incident took place on Thursday night in the Gross Borstel district of the city. Bild newspaper reported that seven people had died and eight others were injured in the shooting, while police said that “several people were seriously wounded, some of them fatally,” although they did not give an exact number.

Hamburg Shooting attack leaves 7 people dead

Rescue services were seen taking people out of a meeting hall used by Jehovah’s Witnesses, according to Germany’s dpa news agency.

Photos from the scene showed the sign indicating the building was a Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall, which is used for worship.

Police said one or more people opened fire during a religious service.

The shooting took place at about 9:15 pm local time, and police were quickly on the scene. They heard a shot from an upper floor after they arrived.

Police said there was no immediate indication that a shooter was on the run, and it appeared likely that the perpetrator or perpetrators were either in the building or among the dead.

Police had no information about the event that was underway in the building when the shooting took place, nor did they have any immediate information on a possible motive.

The Hamburg city government said the shooting took place in the Gross Borstel district. Police had previously said a large operation was underway in the neighbouring Alsterdorf district.

The Gross Borstel district is located a few kilometres north of the downtown area of Hamburg, which is Germany’s second-biggest city.

The incident has shocked the local community and prompted an outpouring of sympathy on social media.

The shooting at the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious service in Hamburg is a tragic incident that has left several people dead and several others injured.

The motive behind the shooting is currently unknown, and the police are still investigating the incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families during this difficult time



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