At least six people are dead and several more injured after a shooting in the northern German city of Hamburg, Focus Online media reported on Thursday, citing the fire service.
One or more people opened fire in a church in the northern German city of Hamburg on Thursday evening, authorities said.
The Hamburg city government said the shooting took place in the Gross Borstel district.
Police previously said on Twitter that a large operation was under way in the next-door Alsterdorf district. The area is a few kilometres (miles) north of the downtown area of Hamburg, which is Germany’s second-biggest city.
Police in Hamburg tweeted that there was a major police operation in the district of Alsterdorf and they were looking at the background but gave no further details.
Focus reported the perpetrators are on the run, adding emergency services and doctors were at the scene.
(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS and AP)