Several killed after shots fired inside German church

Berlin: Shots were fired inside a church in the northern German city of Hamburg and an unspecified number of people were killed or wounded, police said.

Police said on Twitter that the shooting took place in the Gross Borstel district, a few kilometres north of the downtown area of Germany’s second-biggest city.

Armed police officers near the scene of a shooting in Hamburg, Germany.Credit:AP

They said that “several people were seriously wounded, some of them fatally,” but didn’t give a precise figure.

German news agency dpa reported seeing rescue services taking people out of a building used by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Dpa reported that “several” people were dead and some injured, but didn’t give precise figures.

The shooting happened around 9 pm Thursday (7am Friday AEDT).

Further details on what happened and on any possible motive weren’t immediately available.

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