6 dead in German church shooting, gunman missing: report


Hamburg shooting: Several killed in a shooting at a church in Hamburg. (representative)


Several people were killed in a shooting at a church in Hamburg, the German police reported on Thursday.

The shooting occurred around 9 p.m., police said, adding that there were “one or more unknown” assailants.

“According to initial indications, shots were fired in a church in the Deelboegestraat in the GrossBrussel district. Several people were seriously injured, some even fatally,” the police said on Twitter.

They warned people of an “extreme danger” in the area using a disaster warning app.

Residents should stay indoors and avoid the area, police said, adding that streets around the church have been cordoned off.

Police have not given an exact number, but several German national media outlets said six people were killed.

German media also reported that the perpetrator is a fugitive.

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