A shooting at a Jehovah’s Witnesses hall in Hamburg, Germany resulted in the deaths of eight people, including the suspected shooter, according to the police on Friday. Additional individuals were also injured, with some sustaining severe injuries. The motive for the shooting is still unknown. The Kingdom Hall, a three-story boxy building next to an automobile repair shop in Gross Borstel district, a few kilometers (miles) from the center of Hamburg, was the site of the shooting. Members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses church, a global Christian denomination founded in the 19th century in the United States, worldwide grieve for the victims of this horrendous incident. German authorities are investigating the incident, while the local congregation elders are providing care and comfort to those who have been affected. In recent years, there have been several shootings in Germany, and the government has initiated action to tighten gun ownership and backgrounds checks for those seeking to procure weapons. Forensic investigators, wearing protective white suits, were seen outside the building the morning after, while the police placed yellow markers on the ground and windowsills to indicate evidence. A news conference is scheduled for noon on Friday in Hamburg to discuss the incident in detail.

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