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Several people killed in Jehovah Witness Church Shooting in German City of Hamburg

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At least six people have been killed in a shooting in a church in Hamburg, Germany, local media say.

According to Hamburg police, the shooting occurred at a church on Deelböge street in the Gros Borstel district. Local media identified the location as a Jehovah’s Witness centre.

It is unclear if there were one or more shooters, but a large-scale operation has been launched.

Footage shows police escorting people out of the centre, some to ambulances.

An alert was sent on the federal warning app, NINAwarn, at around 21:00 (20:00 GMT) telling locals that “one or more unknown perpetrators shot at people in a church”.

Residents nearby were told not to leave their homes amid the ongoing operation.

In a statement on Twitter police said “there is no reliable information on the motive for the crime” and they appealed to the public not to share assumptions or to spread rumours.


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