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JUST IN: 8 killed as gunman attacks Jehovah’s Witness church



No fewer than eight people have lost their lives in a gunman attract at a Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Hamburg, Germany.

According to reports, the incident which occurred on Thursday evening, March 9, 2023, also left other eight people injured.

The gunman who carried out the attack was said to have killed himself after murdering seven others.

Police spokesman Holger Vehren who confirmed the incident said officers were alerted to the shooting at about 9.15 pm and arrived at the scene promptly to find people with apparent gunshot wounds on the ground floor of the building.

Vehren added that officers, subsequently, heard a shot from an upper floor and found a fatally wounded person upstairs who may have been the gunman and acted alone with unclear motives.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz described the shooting as “a brutal act of violence”.

“My deepest condolences to the families of the victims,” Hamburg Mayor Peter Tschentscher wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

The incident happened during a Bible Study and local media outlets reported that the shooting had also left at least 25 people seriously injured.

“The Police measures in the surrounding area are gradually being discontinued. Investigations into the background of the crime are continuing,” Hamburg Police tweeted earlier on Friday.

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