German, 35 years old, former member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses community. This is how the perpetrators of a church massacre in Hamburg, Germany, which left the balance of seven dead, including a seven-month-old fetus, are described. took his own life.
The attack occurred shortly after 9 pm local time (5 pm Chilean time), when the person entered the temple. Jehovah’s Witnesses After the end of religious services.
Once inside the premises, the man began shooting at the attendees, killing six. Including women who are 7 months pregnant.
After being alerted, police officers quickly went to the location, at which point the attacker committed suicide with a pistol.
perpetrator of genocide
According to agency european pressthe perpetrators of the genocide Philip Hus a former member of a religious group that gathered at the Jehovah’s Witnesses Church in a German city.
A 35-year-old German citizen who has lived in Hamburg since 2015. Meanwhile, he has had a weapons license as a sport shooter since last December. This was the document granting access to the pistol with which he committed the massacre.
What is surprising is that the individual ultimately raised no allegations of extremism. Likewise, he had no police records.
According to German media Spiegel, the attacker grew up in a very evangelical family. Already in adulthood, he worked in a bank in addition to studying business administration.
Philip maintained a website offering his services as a theological consultant charging stratospheric prices. In one of his publications, he guaranteed that his minimum daily rate would be his €250,000, or about 211 million Chilean pesos.
in the meantime, EFE AgencyThe man claims to have left the religious group about a year and a half ago, “Spontaneous but badly behaved” according to Criminal Investigation Service spokesman Thomas Lasthwaite.
At the moment, information about the circumstances of his departure from religious circles is contradictory.
Meanwhile, it was confirmed that The fatal victim had no family ties to the aggressor.
The agency adds that despite the fact that there is no evidence to suggest a political background to the attack, no corresponding skills have yet been carried out.