- German police said the man who went on a shooting spree at a Jehovah’s Witnesses hall in Hamburg on Thursday night killing seven people was a former member of the community who had left it “on bad terms”.
- Seven people died in the attack, including a pregnant woman, and eight were wounded, four of them seriously.
- The perpetrator, who apparently turned his gun on himself, was among the dead.
- Thomas Radszuweit, head of Hamburg’s state protection service, said it had so far not been possible to establish a motive for the crime.
- Police said many more people might have died but for the swift arrival of law enforcement officers at the scene.
German mass shooter turned on his former religious community, say police
A gunman opened fire at a Jehovah's Witnesses hall in Hamburg, Germany, killing seven people, including a pregnant woman. Police said the shooter was a former member of the community who had left it “on bad terms”.