March 23, 2023

7 people killed in Hamburg church shooting


7 people have been killed in a shooting in a German church. The incident took place on Thursday (March 09, 2023) at 9 pm in Hamburg. 8 people are said to be injured. The death toll has not yet been officially confirmed.

The identity of the attacker has not yet been revealed. He is also likely to be killed. According to the information given by the police, a shooting was reported at the Kingdom Hall of Jova in Hamburg at around 9:15 pm. The police reached the spot and found many injured people with bullet wounds. The injured were immediately taken to the hospital. Media reports put the death toll at 7. The police have appealed to the public not to spread rumours.

According to the police, there were no signs of escape after the shooting. Police suspect that the attacker is either among those killed or is still hiding in the building. The entire building has been evacuated and search operations are on. It is not clear why the attack was carried out. Based on preliminary investigation, it has been found that a program was going on in the church on Thursday evening. During this, the firing incident took place.

On Friday morning (March 10, 2023), Hamburg police said on Twitter that the body of a suspect was found near the community center who may have been the attacker. Whether other persons were also involved in the attack is being investigated. Search operation is going on at many places. The city’s mayor, Peter Chancher, took to Twitter to express his grief over the shooting and express his condolences to those killed.

Let us tell you that such incidents have increased in recent years in Germany. In December 2016, a Christmas market in the capital Berlin was attacked by Islamic fundamentalists. The attackers drove a truck into a crowded area and ran over several people. 12 people were killed in this attack. The attacker was a supporter of ISIS.

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