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8 confirmed dead in Germany Jehovah’s Witness church fatal shooting

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Police in Germany’s port city of Hamburg have reported eight people have died in a shooting incident at a Jehovah’s Witness church late on Thursday.

A statement from the cops released on Twitter claimed the incident is now over, with an investigation launched to discover the motives behind the attack.

Police say the gunman acted alone and is thought to be dead. It is unclear if the attacker is among the six or seven fatalities reported by German media.

As yet, “there is no reliable information on the motive”, police say.

A number of people were also injured in the shooting on Deelböge street in the city’s Gross Borstel district.

News Band had earlier report that the police were called around 21:15 (20:15 GMT) to reports that shots had been fired in the building.

Officers who responded to the call found people who may have been seriously injured by firearms, some of them fatally.

The officers also heard a shot from the upper part of the building and went upstairs, where they also found a person.

 

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