The Washington Post

Gunman opens fire at Jehovah’s Witness hall in Germany:

- — Maham Javaid and Kate Brady

A shooting in Hamburg left several people seriously injured, “some even fatally,” police said late Thursday, as teams of officers entered a Jehovah’s Witness hall in tactical gear. Police said they had “no reliable informatio­n on the motive for the crime.” The perpetrato­r may be among the dead, police spokesman Holger Vehren said at the scene. Police did not disclose the number of victims who were wounded or killed. Arriving officers heard a gunshot from within the building and found a body when they followed the sound, Vehren said. Images taken by local photograph­ers showed heavily armed officers in body armor, holding long guns and organizing themselves outside a three-story building.

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