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7 Killed in Deadly Shooting at Church in Hamburg, German Police Report

According to German police on Thursday, a shooting took place at a Jehovah’s Witness center in Hamburg, resulting in several deaths, including the suspected gunman. Although an official death toll has not been released, multiple local media sources reported seven deaths and eight individuals with serious injuries.

The police spokesperson at the scene stated that the first emergency calls were made after gunshots were heard around 2015 GMT in the Gross Borstel district of the city. The police tweeted that “some” people had suffered serious injuries, including fatalities.

The police have requested that people refrain from speculating on the motive for the crime, as there is currently no reliable information available.

A shooting at a Jehovah’s Witness center in Hamburg has resulted in several deaths, with the gunman believed to be among them, according to German police on Thursday. While an official death count has not been released, local media sources report that the shooting left seven dead and eight seriously injured. The first emergency calls were made around 2015 GMT after gunshots were heard in the Gross Borstel district of the city.

The motive for the crime is currently unknown, and police have urged the public not to speculate. A catastrophe warning app sounded an alarm for “extreme danger” in the area, but it was lifted shortly after 3 am local time. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and the police measures in the surrounding area are gradually being discontinued, according to Munich police.

Hamburg’s mayor expressed shock at the shooting, extending his sympathies to the victims’ families and praising the emergency services for their efforts.

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