March 29, 2023

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Germany: At least 6 killed in shooting at religious temple in Hamburg | Also, many people were injured

At least six people died Many others were seriously injured this Thursday night After the shooting at a religious center in HamburgPolice in the German city said.

“Our operations and investigations are working at full speed. As soon as we get credible information (…) we will contact it directly,” the police tweeted after midnight. Over three hours Those events happened.

The security forces received information about the firing shortly after 9:00 PM local time. Total BorstelHeaded to the scene, south of the city’s airport.

Officers heard some footage, and according to a police spokesman, Holger Wehren, “there are signs of a criminal. In the end he is there and he is one of the dead.”. Initially, it was reported that one or more of the accused may have escaped.

(Photo: Jonas Walsberg / dpa / AFP)

At midnight, police asked people on social networks to avoid spreading “discussions about the culprits or the event” and said they still had “no specific information” on the cause of the shooting.

The police cordoned off the area near the scene and dispatched them Special Forces, according to local media, indicated that the deployment affected the neighborhoods of GroƟ Borstel, Alsterdorf and Eppendorf. In the middle of the night a helicopter was seen flying over a nearby part of the city.

The three-storey building is located on Deelboj Street and the local media are members of the Rajya Sabha Jehovah’s Witnesses They meet twice a week.

Hamburg Mayor Peter Tzentscher described what happened in the city as “horrific” and announced that “the security forces are working hard to harass the perpetrators and clarify what happened.”

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Where they are found Many with gunshot wounds And local media reported seventeen people attending the event at the scene of the shooting were uninjured.