A lone attacker stormed a Jehovah’s Witness hall in Germany on Thursday.
The attacker killed seven people, including an unborn baby, and injured eight others. For of those that were injured are now in serious condition, according to local authorities.
The attacker has been identified as Philipp F, a 35-year-old German national, who committed suicide after fleeing to the first floor of the building. The motive behind the attack is currently unknown, but reports suggest that the suspect had “ill feelings” towards the religious group, of which he was a former member.
Eyewitnesses reported that the attacker shot a window to enter the building, armed with a handgun and carrying two magazines with 15 bullets each, along with another 20 magazines in his backpack. Hamburg police later found hundreds of rounds of ammunition when they searched his home.
The suspect fired more than 100 bullets during the shooting. This attack led to the death of seven people, including an unborn baby.
The gunman had a weapons license and owned a semi-automatic pistol, believed to be a Heckler & Koch, according to German news sources.
He had been brought to the attention of local police earlier after an anonymous tip suggested that he might not be mentally fit to own weapons. However, the concerns were dismissed after police visited his home and found he had broken no laws.