German police at the scene of a shooting at a Jehovah's Witness building in Hamburg, March 9, 2023.
Hamburg – German police at the scene of a shooting at a Jehovah's Witness building in Hamburg appear to have found a body the perpetrator. She said it on twitter. However, she still did not officially specify the number of victims of the crime. German media reports at least six dead who succumbed to gunshot wounds. More people are injured. Police sources talk of rampant crime.
The attack took place around 9:00 p.m. in a two-story building in the Alsterdorf district, north of the center of Germany's second largest city. From the place where over 20 people gathered for the Jehovah's Witnesses event, according to the locals, shots were repeatedly heard. “There were about four shots fired,” Lara Bauchová, who lives in the neighborhood, told the DPA agency, according to which the shooting always lasted from 20 seconds to a minute. They then found him dead at the place where he called. According to the server of the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper, this dead person is apparently the attacker.
The server of the public radio and television station NDR writes about at least six dead, the website of the newspaper Bild said that there are seven dead and eight injured, including several people with serious injuries . So far, the police are talking about several dead.
A number of police officers, including a special commando, arrived at the scene of the shooting on Thursday evening. Pyrotechnicians also searched the building, and a helicopter with a thermal camera monitored the area.
Jehovah's Witnesses, who are a Christian religious movement with their own interpretation of the Bible, have around eight million members worldwide. According to the DPA, less than 200,000 people apply to them in Germany.