Hamburg: shots fired in a church, "several" dead (police)


“Shots” were fired at a church in the Gross Borstel district of Hamburg, and “several” people were killed and others seriously injured, police in the northern port metropolis announced on Thursday evening. Germany.

"A large number of law enforcement agencies are on site," Hamburg police added on Twitter.

The facts took place "in a church of Jehovah's Witnesses" in the north of the city, around 21:00 p.m., writes the popular daily Bild.

The newspaper also claims that the perpetrator(s) are on the run.

According to several media, the population of the port city was warned of an "extreme danger" via the disaster alert application, the police calling to avoid the area concerned.

“Take shelter immediately in a building”, adds the message asking to “telephone only in case of extreme emergency, so as not to overload the lines”.

The Editorial Board (with AFP)

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