Several Die In Shooting At Jehovah’s Witnesses Centre In Germany

German police were searching for a motive on Friday after a gunman, believed to have been acting alone, killed several people in a Jehovah’s Witnesses church in Hamburg.

Police declined to say how many people had been killed in Thursday night’s attack but said the gunman was believed to be among the dead.

The Bild newspaper reported seven people were dead and eight wounded in the shooting at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the northern city that is home to Germany’s biggest port.

No details of the suspected killer were released.

“Bad news from Hamburg,” Chancellor Olaf Scholz wrote on Twitter early on Friday, calling the attack “a brutal act of violence”.

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He said his thoughts were with the victims, their families and the security forces, who he said “have been through a difficult deployment” since the shooting at around 9 p.m. (2000 GMT).

Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said on Twitter that the authorities were working urgently to investigate the crime.-Reuters

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