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Several dead and injured in shooting in Hamburg



The police cordoned off the area around the scene

In a shooting in one of Hamburg’s churches, several people were killed and several others were injured, the Hamburg police announced. Residents are being warned not to leave their homes and to avoid the scene, German media reported.

“All the dead have gunshot wounds,” a police spokesman said, according to foreign media reports. “According to the first reports, the shooting rang out in the church on Deelboege street in the district of Grossborstel. Several people were seriously wounded, some fatally,” the police wrote on Twitter. The local media reports that it is a Jehovah’s Witnesses center.

“Today around 9 p.m., an unknown perpetrator or several perpetrators shot at people in the church,” the Hamburg authorities announced. Roads at the scene were closed, and police asked road users to avoid the area. Police are still investigating the motive for the crime.

Source: Rtvslo

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