At least six people were killed this Thursday in a shooting that occurred in a church in Hamburg, according to quoted authorities from that northern German city, who indicated that the perpetrators were one or more.
The event occurred in a local Jehovah’s Witnesses in that city and according to police sources there are still no details of the perpetrators of the shooting, in which several people were also injured.
The city police reported via Twitter that "there is still no certain information about the reason" of the shooting and asked the population not to disseminate "assumptions or rumors" about what happened.
The event occurred in the Deelböge neighborhood around 9:00 p.m. local time (8:00 p.m. GMT) when the perpetrator(s) fired at those attending an act of Jehovah’s Witnesses, according to local media reports.
The mayor of Hamburg, Peter Tschentscher, described as "horrifying" what happened in the city and declared that "the security forces are working intensively to pursue the perpetrators and clarify what happened".
Several people with gunshot wounds were found at the scene and local media report that seventeen of those attending the event at the scene of the shooting were unharmed.