A 19-year-old is in mortal danger after being shot in the stomach in Hamburg. The background is still unclear.

The injured young man was in a terraced house in the Lurup district, treated there by an emergency doctor and had an emergency operation a little later in the hospital, the police said on Saturday. His life is still in danger.

The crime reportedly happened shortly after midnight on Saturday night. The victim’s 15-year-old brother and 43-year-old mother – both German nationals – have been arrested. The homicide squad has started the investigation. The sequence of events and the background to the crime were initially unclear. The “Hamburger Morgenpost” had previously reported.