Hamburg shooting kills 8

The shooting that took place on Thursday evening in a church in Hamburg, a port metropolis in northern Germany, left eight people dead, including “obviously” the probable perpetrator of the shots, the police said on Friday in a first report. encrypted official.

The facts took place “in a church of Jehovah’s Witnesses” in the north of the city, around 9:00 p.m. The alleged perpetrator “shot at the participants in a demonstration” organized by the community, the police noted, adding that other people had been injured, “some of them seriously”.

According to the German magazine, Der Spiegel, the probable suspect of the shots is a former member of Jehovah’s Witnesses, aged about 30, and he was armed with a pistol.

The police “were called around 9:15 p.m. to report shots fired in the three-storey building”, located in the Gross Borstel district, north of Germany’s second largest city. The intervention forces entered the building very quickly and found the dead and seriously injured.

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