Jehovah’s Witness Mass Shooter Identified as Business Guru Who Promised to Make Clients Millions

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The suspected gunman who shot dead seven people at a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hamburg on Thursday night has been identified by German authorities on Friday.

Police say 35-year-old Philipp F was responsible for the massacre, with the gunman also taking his own life during the incident. Eight others were injured, including four seriously. A motive for the attack—described by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz as a “brutal act of violence”—remains unclear.

At a news conference on Friday, police confirmed that the shooter was a former member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and had “ill-feelings,” according to the BBC. All of those killed—including an unborn baby—were German nationals. The victims were men and women aged between 33 and 60, authorities said.

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