July 22, 2016

Photos: Shooting at Munich shopping centre, multiple casualties reported

Media reports in Germany have cited local police saying that several people have been injured and six people feared dead as a gunman went on rampage in the Olympia shopping center in Munich, southern Germany Friday evening.

The assailant entered the shopping mall and randomly opened fire on people in a cafe located at the centre. Then the shooter left the mall and headed towards a railway, German BR24 news reports, adding that the shooter is apparently still on the run

The "Süddeutsche Zeitung" newspaper said it received confirmation of the incident from the police. Police have responded with a major operation surrounding the area.
Workers at the shopping center have told the paper that they could not leave the shops. Underground train services have also been suspended.

A helicopter has been filmed hovering overhead. According to AP, one person has been killed and 10 injured.

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