DEADLY SHOOTING AT JEHOVAH’S WITNESS HALL IN HAMBURG, GERMANY
A deadly shooting at a Jehovah’s Witness hall in the city of Hamburg, Germany has left at least seven people dead and several others wounded. The shooting took place on Sunday morning and local media reports indicate that multiple people were killed inside the hall.
According to eyewitnesses, a lone gunman entered the hall during a Sunday morning service and began firing indiscriminately at the congregation. The attacker is reported to have used multiple firearms during the shooting, leading to a high number of casualties.
Police were called to the scene following reports of the shooting and arrived within minutes. The gunman was reportedly still inside the hall when police arrived, but no details have been released regarding the circumstances of his arrest.
The motive for the attack is unclear at this time, but investigators are looking into all possibilities, including terrorism. Authorities have not released any information regarding the identity of the suspect or any possible connections to extremist groups.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses organization has issued a statement expressing their condolences to the families of the victims and calling for an end to all forms of violence. The organization has also confirmed that it is cooperating fully with authorities in their investigations.
The shooting marks one of the deadliest attacks in Germany in recent years, and has sent shockwaves across the country. Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the attack as a “despicable act of violence” and has offered her condolences to the families of the victims.