Berlin (EFE) person, who presumably died in the event.
“In the current state of the situation we assume that the author was one. Police measures in the area will be lifted gradually. Investigations continue,” the police reported on Twitter on Friday.
What really happened is still not clear and the police have announced that they will offer a press conference at noon today to communicate the information that is known.
In addition, it has indicated where photos and videos of what happened “about the relevant events” related to the event can be uploaded to help in the investigation.
The motive for the shooting is unknown.
The security forces received notices of a shooting after 9:00 p.m. local time (20:00 GMT) and a police patrol that was in the vicinity of the religious temple, in the Groß Borstel neighborhood, south of the city’s airport. , went to the place.
German police deployed at the door of the church of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hamburg where a shooting took place last night. EFE/EPA/NEWS5
The agents heard some shots and a police spokesman located the alleged perpetrator at the scene, although it was initially reported that one or more of the perpetrators could have fled.
Several neighbors said they heard what they identified as shots and that these happened on at least four occasions.
They said that they immediately saw how the police officers entered the premises.
Around midnight, the police asked the population through social networks to refrain from disseminating “discussions about the perpetrators or the event” and reported that there was still no “certain information” about the reason for the shooting.
Police forces cordoned off the area near the site and special forces were sent there, according to local media, which indicated that the deployment affected the neighborhoods of Groß Borstel, Alsterdorf and Eppendorf.
German police inspected the interior of the church of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hamburg where a shooting took place last night. EFE/EPA/NEWS5
At around midnight a helicopter monitoring that part of the city could be seen flying over the nearby area.
The three-story building is located on Deelböge street and local media reported that members of Jehovah’s Witnesses meet twice a week at the Kingdom Hall.
The mayor of Hamburg, Peter Tschentscher, described what happened in the city as “horrifying” and declared that “the security forces are working hard to persecute the perpetrators and clarify what happened.”
Several people with gunshot wounds were found at the scene and local media reported that seventeen of those attending the event at the scene of the shooting were unharmed.