Shots were fired in a church in Hamburg in the evening, killing several people. The dead are being taken out of a building for Jehovah’s Witnesses. The person or people who did it are still at large, and the authorities in charge of the interior sent out a warning message with the words “extreme danger.”
Police say that there was a shooting at a church in northern Hamburg on Thursday night. Several people were killed and many others were hurt. The police said it was a big deal. The person or people who did it are still out there. At first, it wasn’t clear what had happened.
DPA reporters who were there said that there were a lot of special police on Deelboge Street in the Alsterdorf neighborhood of Hamburg. So, rescuers had to pull people out of the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ building. It was said that 40 people were still inside.
The Home Office has issued a “very dangerous” level of warning. “At about 9 o’clock this evening, one or more people who haven’t been caught yet started shooting at people inside the church,” the text said. Drivers should avoid the closed area, and people shouldn’t leave their homes for now. “Get into a building right away. “Temporarily let in people who are weak,” says one warning.
The police only call in “extreme emergencies” as well. So, there won’t be too many people on the line. People should also use the “Cellbroadcast” service to send out warnings.
It wasn’t clear right away how many people had died in the shooting. Several news sources say that at least six or seven people died. The Bild newspaper said that at least eight other people were hurt. So far, there is no official news. A police spokesman said that all of the dead people had been shot.