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In the evening, gunshots rang out in a church in Hamburg, killing several people. The dead are carried out of a Jehovah’s Witness building. The perpetrator or perpetrators are at large and the interior authorities issued a warning message – with words of “extreme danger”.
Several people were killed and many others were injured in a shooting at a church in northern Hamburg on Thursday night, according to police. The police said a big situation. The perpetrator or perpetrators are at large. The background was initially unclear.
DPA journalists at the scene reported that there was a large special police force on Deelböge Street in the Alsterdorf district of Hamburg. As a result, rescuers lifted people out of the building belonging to Jehovah’s Witnesses, and 40 people were said to remain inside.
The Home Office has issued a hazard level warning of “extreme danger”. “At around 9:00 this evening, one or more unidentified perpetrators opened fire on people inside the church,” the text read. Motorists should drive around the closed area, and citizens should not go out for the time being. “Seek immediate shelter in building. Temporarily admit vulnerable people,” reads one warning.
Police also only make calls in “extreme emergencies”. In this way, the line will not be overloaded. Residents should also send warning messages via the ‘Cellbroadcast’ service
It was not immediately clear how many people were killed in the shooting. According to various media reports, at least six or seven people died. At least eight other people were injured, Bild newspaper reported. There is no official information yet. “The deceased all had gunshot wounds,” a police spokesman said.