German Church Shooting Leaves 7 Dead; Police Issue “Extreme Danger” Warning


German police announced Thursday that a shooting at a Jehovah’s Witness centre in Hamburg had claimed several lives, with the shooter perhaps among them. Many local media reported that the shooting had left seven people dead and eight badly injured, while police have not released a death toll.

According to a police official on the scene, the initial emergency calls came in around 2015 GMT after bullets were fired at the building in the city’s Gross Borstel neighbourhood.

According to a tweet from the police, “a number of individuals were critically injured, some even fatally,” in the incident.

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