Several dead in Hamburg shooting

Seven people, including an unborn baby, have been killed and more injured in a shooting in Hamburg, Germany. The shooting took place on Thursday night at a Jehovah's Witness meeting hall. According to Der Spiegel magazine, the attacker is a member of the religious community and is aged between 30 and 40. It is believed he acted alone and took his own life. His motive is not yet known. The suspect has been named as Philipp F and is believed to have had ill feelings towards the religious community of which he had previously been a member. Four men and two women were shot dead, all were German nationals. Another woman, who was seven months pregnant, was also shot. The mother survived, but the unborn baby was killed. Seven other people were also injured including a Ugandan and a Ukrainian. German chancellor Olaf Scholz described the attack as a "brutal act of violence". The Jehovah's Witness community in Germany released a statement saying it was "deeply saddened by the horrific attack on its members at the Kingdom Hall in Hamburg after a religious service". TUBS, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons


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