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    Breaking - Munich shopping centre shooting: 'Three gunmen on the run' say police as m

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    Munich shopping centre shooting: 'Three gunmen on the run' say police as multiple deaths reported across the city




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    • 00:24POLICE ARRIVE AT THE SCENE OF SHOOTING IN MUNICH
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    22 JULY 2016 • 8:03PM
    Munich police are hunting for three gunmen who they believe have carried out attacks at three locations in the city.

    On Twitter, the local forces said shootings had taken place at Hanauer Straße, then the Riesstraße, and also at the Olympia shopping center.
    Yet the local state broadcaster said there was only one location - the shopping centre.

    Lynn Stein, who works inside the Olympia centre, told CNN a woman told her "masked gunmen dressed in black" had been seen running through the centre.

    The interior ministry confirming at least three killed.

    Germany's Muencher Abendzeitung reported that the death toll was higher, with up to 15 people killed in the incident at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping centre.

    Police told another paper, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, that there were multiple deaths.

    "There is a major police operation under way in the shopping centre," Munich police said on Twitter, without elaborating.

    An employee inside the shopping centre told the Reuters news agency "many shots were fired".
    Video shows people fleeing from the scene, which has now been cordoned off, according to reports.
    Footage shows multiple emergency services at the scene.

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    Periscope here from the scene of a potential shooting at the OEZ mall in Munich: https://www.periscope.tv/w/amDuJTFEWkVvQVJrb0pLYXl8MU1ZeE56RFdka054d8Eu20kUX3 AfOBxWjKQxga5FZpZJ6IQVEgwoV08mWD7d … Still very unclear what's happening
    11:32 AM - 22 Jul 2016

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    Police arrive at the scene of shooting in MunichPlay!00:24

    Germany has been on high alert after a teenage asylum seeker attacked people with an axe on a train on Monday, injuring five.

    • Gunman in Munich opens fire at a McDonalds by the Olympia shopping centre
    • Unconfirmed reports that there could be shootings in city centre
    • Unconfirmed reports that there were three locations
    • Interior ministry says at least three killed
    • Gunmen still on the loose


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    Obama has been briefed on Munich

    President Obama is at the White House, hosting his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.
    He has described Germany as "a great ally" and says he is monitoring the situation.





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    Islamic State supporters celebrate on social media

    (Reuters) - Supporters of the Islamic State jihadi group celebrated on social media a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in the southern German city of Munich on Friday that killed and wounded many people.
    "Thank God, may God bring prosperity to our Islamic State men," read one tweet in Arabic on an account that regularly favours the radical Islamist movement.
    "The Islamic State is expanding in Europe," read an Arabic-language tweet on another account also known to support the group.
    The attack was the third major act of violence against civilian targets in Western Europe in eight days. Previous attacks in France and Germany were claimed by Islamic State and Munich police said they suspected the latest assault was a terrorist attack.


    7:47pm


    Police request - in three languages - that people avoid centre

    Munich police are now tweeting in German, English and French.

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    Unconfirmed reports of more violence and possible #gunfire in the City Center. Situation is unclear. Please avoid public Areas.#munich #oez
    1:12 PM - 22 Jul 2016

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...opping-centre/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...opping-centre/

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    BREAKING NEWS: Munich gunman identified as 18-year-old German-Iranian man







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    Munich's police chief says the gunman who opened fire at a McDonald’s restaurant and a shopping mall Friday is an 18-year-old with dual German and Iranian citizenship. He also said the shooter had been living in Munich for at least two years and was not previously known to law enforcement. At least 9 people were killed and 21 were injured in Friday's shooting.

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    Children targeted in attack

    Gunman killed himself after fleeing scene

    Gunman 'probably' acted alone

    He was 18-year-old with German and Iranian citizenship

    Munich attack: everything we know so far

    An 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and a nearby McDonald's killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, the chief of police in the Bavarian capital said on Saturday.

    Police gave a "cautious all clear" early on Saturday morning, more than seven hours after the attack began and brought much of the city to a standstill as all public transit systems were shut down amid a massive manhunt. They said a body found near the scene was that of the shooter and he appeared to have acted alone.

    Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae told a news conference the suspect was a dual citizen from Munich and his motive was still "fully unclear."




    Mr Andrae said the suspect's body was found about 2 1/2 hours after the attack and was determined to be the shooter based on witness statements and closed circuit television footage of the attack. The shooter was not previously known to police and there was no evidence of any links to terrorist organisations, Mr Andrae said.

    Witnesses had reported seeing three men with firearms near the Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall, but the police chief said two other people who fled the area quickly were investigated but had "nothing to do with the incident."

    Mr Andrae said the nine fatalities included young people and children were among the 16 wounded, three of whom were in critical condition

    After gunfire broke out at the mall, one of Munich's largest, the city sent a smartphone alert declaring an "emergency situation" and telling people to stay indoors, while all rail, subway and trolley service was halted in the city.

    It was the third major act of violence against civilians in Western Europe in eight days. The previous attacks, in the French resort city of Nice and on a train in Bavaria near the city of Wuerzburg, were claimed by the Islamic State group.

    While police initially called the mall shooting an act of terrorism, they said they had "no indication" it involved Islamic extremism and at least one witness said he heard a shooter shout an anti-foreigner slur.

    "The question of terrorism or a rampage is tied to motive, and we don't know the motive," Mr Andrae said. "We can't question the suspect so this is all a little more difficult.

    Mr Andrea said inquiries suggested the suspect had lived in the city for more than two years and is not thought to have been known to law enforcement agencies.

    "As to the background or motive of the offence it's totally unclear. The investigations will be running on all cylinders through the night," Mr Andrae said.

    Germany has been on high alert after a teenage asylum seeker attacked people with an axe on a train on Monday, injuring five.


    4:57amNew press conference planned for midday

    Munich police said there would be a new press conference at midday local time (11am GMT) on Twitter.




    4:26am
    'Fake game lured people into McDonald's'

    During the Munich police's press conference a journalist asked a question about a rumoured "fake game" which may have lured people into the McDonald's that was then attacked with a promise of free meals.

    Police chief Andrae said that authorities were aware of it but couldn't say if there was any connection with the attack.

    4:03am
    Francois Hollande: Munich shooting is a 'terrorist attack'

    The Munich was a "disgusting terrorist attack" aimed at stirring up fear in Germany after France was targeted last week, French President Francois Hollande said in a statement.

    "The terrorist attack that struck Munich killing many people is a disgusting act that aims to foment fear in Germany after other European countries," Hollande said in a statement.

    "Germany will resist, it can count on France's friendship and cooperation," he said, adding that he would speak with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday morning.

    Munich police have said it was too early to say whether it was a terrorist attack.

    2:36am
    Injured count goes up to 16

    The count of people injured in the attack has risen to 16 according to Munich police.



    1:49am
    Children injured, youths among the dead

    The Munich police chief has stated that children are among the injured and the deceased included "youths".

    German media earlier reported a 15-year-old girl was shot dead by the gunman although that has not been confirmed.

    1:37am
    18-year-old Iranian from Munich reported to be the gunman

    An 18-year-old Iranian from Munich is thought to have been the gunman who shot nine dead and injured 10 others before killing himself, police said.

    Munich police chief Hubertus Andraes said at a news conference that the attacker's motive was still "fully unclear."

    "The perpetrator was an 18-year-old German-Iranian from Munich," he said.

    "The motive or explanation for this crime is completely unclear."

    Andraes said that the body of the shooter found about 2 1/2 hours after the attack was determined to be the shooter based on the evaluation of witness statements and closed circuit television.

    Two others who fled the area quickly were investigated but had "nothing to do with the incident".

    12:35am
    All clear given by Munich police: suspect killed himself and was likely a lone gunman

    Munich police have just announced that the suspected gunman is dead having killed himself.

    They stated he "probably" acted alone, calming earlier fears there were three gunmen.

    The all-clear was given for Munich city centre and public transport restarted shorted after 1am local time (midnight UK).



    12:16am
    BREAKING: 10 dead including possible gunman

    The death toll has risen to 10, German police have announced, including the possible gunman.

    12:14am
    Explosives experts checking backpack of dead man

    Explosive experts from the Munich police are examining a backpack found on a dead man suspected of being one of the assailants the shooting rampage, German DPA news agency reported.

    The body of the man was found about one kilometre (0.6 miles) away from the mall where the shootings took place, DPA said, as police said they were hunting up to three gunmen still at large.

    12:04am
    Austria steps up border security

    AFP: Austria has "significantly" tightened security measures along its border with Germany and put an elite police force on high alert following the Munich mall attack, a government security chief said Friday.

    Germany and Austria share hundreds of kilometres of frontier, including along the state of German Bavaria, where the attack occurred.

    "Police have significantly increased security measures so they are poised and fully ready to act," public security chief Konrad Kogler told state broadcaster ORF, without elaborating.

    He added that 42 elite so-called "Cobra" officers have been dispatched to Munich to assist police in their hunt for gunmen who killed at least eight people in a shooting rampage at a shopping centre in Munich.

    "The entire Cobra team has been placed on high alert so that they are ready to jump into action," Kogler said.

    He added there were "no concrete indications" of an imminent threat in Austria and the current terror threat level has not been increased.

    The country has been on raised alert since last January's deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly offices in Paris.

    11:44pm
    Munich newspaper evacuated after shots heard

    We're getting more detail on the evacuation of the offices of Abendzeitung, a local Munich newspaper.

    Lukas Schauer, a reporter with the paper, said "shots heard in the courtyard... Crazy."

    11:40pm Turkish foreign minister sends condolences



    11:27pm
    At least 10 injured, police say

    The police say their operation is ongoing, and at least 10 people are injured.

    We are expecting another press conference soon.


    11:25pm Munich newspaper offices evacuated

    Munich local newspaper Abendzeitung is reportedly being evacuated by police.

    11:21pm
    Interior minister en route

    Reuters: GERMAN INTERIOR MINISTER DE MAIZIERE SAYS ON TWITTER HE WILL TRAVEL TO MUNICH ON SATURDAY

    11:13pm
    Robot being used to check body of ninth dead

    11:06pm
    Ninth body found

    The Munich police spokesman, Marcus da Gloria Martins, tells national news programme Tagesschau that the ninth person whose body has been found by police died in a violent manner.

    Mr da Gloria Martins said it was too early to tell whether he was a victim or an assailant.

    11:05pm
    Munich remains on lockdown - with people told to stay at home


    Munich's subway and all other forms of public transport have been shut down CREDIT: AFP

    11:02pm
    'Too early to say whether a jihadi attack'
    Yassin Musharbash, a terrorism analyst for Die Zeit, has been speaking to BBC Newsnight

    He said:

    Everybody here was on high alert already [after the train attack].

    Most people assumed immediately it was most likely a jihad attack but we do not know at this point, it’s too early to say.

    On refugees being invited into the country:

    Munich was where most of the refugees poured into last year. There’s a reason we call Munich the city of hearts – it’s possible this reputation the city holds is something a jihadi cell would like to undermine.

    We could be talking about a disturbed individual. There was a video with a confusing dialogue with an onlooker which could point towards an attacked with mental health issues.

    10:53pm
    Donald Trump responds to Munich

    Our prayers are with all those affected by the horrible attacks in Munich.

    This cannot continue.

    The rise of terrorism threatens the way of life for all civilized people, and we must do everything in our power to keep it from our shores.

    10:44pm
    White House statement on the shooting

    The United States condemns in the strongest terms the apparent terrorist attack that has claimed innocent lives in Munich, Germany.

    We still do not know all of the facts, but we do know that this heinous act has killed and injured multiple individuals in the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the deceased, just as we wish those wounded a full recovery.

    In the midst of this tragedy, the United States will work closely with our German partners to whom we will make available any resources that would assist their investigation, as the President pledged.

    The resolve of Germany, the United States, and the broader international community will remain unshaken in the face of acts of despicable violence such as this.

    10:43pm
    Public transport in Munich shut down

    10:21pm
    Merkel's chief of staff contradicts police and says cannot confirm terrorism

    Reuters - Germany cannot confirm that the shooting attack in Munich in which at least nine people were killed on Friday was an act of terrorism, Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff said.

    Police in Munich said nine people had been killed in the attack, including a dead body found near the scene. They are trying to verify whether the body is that of one of the attackers.

    "We cannot rule out that it is linked to terrorism but we can't confirm it either, but we are also investigating in this direction," Peter Altmaier said on German television.

    He added that the security cabinet would hold a meeting midday on Saturday to assess the situation.

    10:04pm
    Shadow Foreign Secretary responds

    Emily Thornberry, the shadow Foreign Secretary, has issued this statement:

    While it is unclear at this stage how many innocent people have been killed or injured, how many gunmen are involved, or what twisted motivation they hold, we can say one thing with certainty: anyone who tries to commit indiscriminate, mass murder against ordinary men, women and children going about their daily lives stands for nothing but evil.

    Our response cannot be to let them win by changing the way we live, or reacting ourselves with hatred and intolerance.

    We must stand defiant to protect our way of life, and we must take determined and unified action against anyone who wants to destroy it."


    Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary CREDIT: AFP

    10:03pm
    Echoes of 1972

    A historical note: Germany’s elite anti-terror unit GSG9 was founded after the terror attacks on the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

    Now, they are on their way back there — the shopping centre is next to the Olympic sports complex.

    10:02pm
    German president responds

    German president Joachim Gauck:

    “The murderous attack in Munich deeply horrifies me. My thoughts are with all victims and those who mourn or fear for their loved ones.”


    He also thanked those involved in protecting and helping people in Munich.

    9:51pm
    German police investigating whether a/the gunman is dead

    9:49pm
    Details on six of the victims

    A senior security official told The Washington Post that four people were killed inside the McDonald’s restaurant and one was fatally shot outside.

    The official said another victim died at a hospital.

    9:48pm
    Germany reeling from shooting

    Our correspondent, Zia Weise, brings us the following updates:

    - German culture festival Tollwood has been evacuated.

    - Police are checking whether the death toll includes one of the gunmen.

    - The Bavarian regional parliament and the Munich Chancellery have opened their doors to people seeking shelter.

    - National TV ZDF reporting death toll rises to nine.

    9:45pm
    Boris Johnson comments

    Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, comments from New York on the Munich attack.

    I am shocked and appalled by the terrible attack unfolding this evening in Munich, and the loss of life.

    My thoughts are with those injured and the families of those killed.

    We stand ready to assist our friends in Germany.

    Our travel advice to UK nationals in the area tonight is to stay indoors and follow the advice of the local authorities.”


    Boris Johnson pictured on July 14 - his first day as Foreign Secretary CREDIT: GETTY

    9:39pm
    Turkish man believed among the victims

    A freelance journalist in Munich has told BBC Radio 5 Live just now that one of the victims outside McDonalds was an 18-year-old Turkish man, who had come from Greece.

    The victim was shot twice outside McDonalds, after pushing his sister aside - likely to try and save her.

    His father has suffered a heart attack and been taken to hospital.

    9:36pm
    Munich police giving another press conference

    - They still believe up to three gunmen are on the loose.

    - Motive remains unclear.

    - Eight dead

    - "When someone shoots with a rifle, in to a shopping centre, we have to assume this is terrorism."

    9:34pm
    Anti-terrorism police en route

    Thirty members of Germany's elite anti-terrorism force, the GSG9, are on their way to the scene, as well as police drafted in from Austria, according to Bild newspaper.

    9:31pm
    Death toll rises to eight

    German police confirm that the death toll has risen to eight.

    9:30pm
    Police still hunting for gunman or gunmen


    Heavily armed police forces stand outside the Olympia shopping centre where several people have been killed in a shooting in Munich,
    southern Germany CREDIT: SEBASTIAN WIDMANN

    Plain-clothed police officers combing the centre CREDIT: REUTERS

    9:22pm
    Munich police set up emergency hotline

    9:20pm
    Video shows a gunman ranting against foreigners and Turks

    On social media, a video showed a gunman yelling "------- foreigners" and against Turks.

    9:04pm
    Muslim eyewitness heard "Allahu Akbar"

    A Muslim woman, named by CNN as Lauretta, told the channel she heard the gunmen shout "Allahu Akbar" as they shot children.

    I know this because I am a Muslim.

    I saw the shooting of children, who were sitting down to eat. They could not run.

    8:59pm
    Manhunt underway in Munich following shooting

    8:58pm
    Video appears to show a gunman yelling: "I'm a German"

    Footage on social media shows a man in black walking on the roof of a car park,

    The people filming him say: "He has a gun," then shout, and he replies: "I am a German."

    They then yell abuse at him.

    It is not clear yet who the man on the roof was.

    8:57pm
    Map of the key locations

    8:35pm
    Has one of the gunmen killed himself?

    BREAKING: A report by German magazine Focus, citing police sources, claims a gunman shot himself in the head. The report has not been verified.

    8:33pm
    Panic around the McDonalds

    Our correspondent Zia Weise, who is from Munich, has been listening to Bavarian Radio, where a woman has given an eyewitness account.

    We were in McDonald’s and wanted to eat something. We were queueing.

    Then panic erupted.

    The staff ran out and all the people followed behind them. Children were crying. Everybody running out in panic.

    We heard three shots. Bang, bang… bang.

    I didn’t see him. As far as I know this was upstairs at the Douglas [drug store, like Boots], we were downstairs.

    8:23pm
    Munich police giving press conference now

    - Attack is terrorism

    - At least five dead; unclear if children involved

    - We believe three perpetrators, we think they are still at large

    - They used a long weapon, longer than a pistol, something like a rifle

    - We assume the gunmen are still in Munich

    - All the clinics in Munich are on alert

    8:22pm
    Police swarm over the city


    Police in Munich CREDIT: AP

    8:20pm
    Obama speaking now

    We don't yet know what is happening there.

    Obviously our heart goes out to those caught up with it.

    It's a good reminder of something I've said over the last few weeks.

    Our way of life, our freedoms, our ability to go about our daily lives, to raise our kids, to see them grow up and leave - I'm sorry, I'm getting too personal.

    That all depends on law enforcement.

    Obviously we have gone through a really tough time in the last few weeks, on a whole lot of fronts.

    In recent weeks I've had the job of speaking to the widows of those police killed in Baton Rouge.

    He is still speaking now, but has moved on to domestic issues.

    8:03pm
    Obama has been briefed on Munich

    President Obama is at the White House, hosting his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.

    He has described Germany as "a great ally" and says he is monitoring the situation.

    8:01pm
    Islamic State supporters celebrate on social media

    (Reuters) - Supporters of the Islamic State jihadi group celebrated on social media a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in the southern German city of Munich on Friday that killed and wounded many people.

    "Thank God, may God bring prosperity to our Islamic State men," read one tweet in Arabic on an account that regularly favours the radical Islamist movement.

    "The Islamic State is expanding in Europe," read an Arabic-language tweet on another account also known to support the group.

    The attack was the third major act of violence against civilian targets in Western Europe in eight days. Previous attacks in France and Germany were claimed by Islamic State and Munich police said they suspected the latest assault was a terrorist attack.

    7:47pm
    Police request - in three languages - that people avoid centre

    Munich police are now tweeting in German, English and French.

    7:35pm Munich's main train station evacuated

    The city of Munich is in chaos.

    Main train station evacuated

    Helicopters overhead

    Subway and bus stations shut

    Olympia shopping centre attacked

    Some reports suggest city centre attack, too

    7:33pm Image of the gunman at McDonalds



    This image appears to show the gunman, on the right of the screen, just before he opens fire CREDIT: TWITTER

    7:28pm
    One site or multiple?

    In news that contradicts the Munich police:

    BAVARIAN BROADCASTER BR SAYS SIX PEOPLE DEAD AND MANY INJURED IN MUNICH SHOOTING IN SHOPPING CENTRE, NO ADDITIONAL SITES

    7:26pm
    Calls for doctors and nurses to report to hospital

    Our Germany correspondent, Justin Huggler, has the following:

    General call put out for any doctors and nurses available to report to the hospital where injured have been taken.


    Bavarian state government holding crisis meeting

    7:21pm
    "Masked gunmen in black"

    Lynn Stein, who worked in a shop inside the centre, tells CNN that a woman told her she'd seen masked gunmen, in black, running through the shopping centre.

    7:19pm
    Unconfirmed footage appears to show shooter open fire in Munich

    7:18pm
    Lynn Stein was inside the shopping centre at the time

    Lynn Stein, who works in a shop inside the centre, told CNN:

    I was in a neighbouring store when shots were fired.

    People started running. More shots were fired.

    People were screaming.

    Then I heard several shots at the parking house next to the mall. I went back inside the wall, to check on my co-workers.

    When I went there there was a couple of people coming in towards me, and I told them to leave as I continued towards my store.

    A man told me he saw a gunman.

    I ran outside, and police told me to leave. Which I did.

    This was about 15 minutes after it happened, and I was evacuated.

    7:15pm
    British witness Victor Wood, who lives in Munich, speaks to BBC

    I was leaving the shopping centre from the side entrance and as we were about to go into the U-bahn, we heard shooting.

    We couldn’t see where it was coming from - there was a building in between us.

    When I got out of the U-bahn a couple of minutes later we saw all the police cars and realised what had happened.

    The shopping centre is like a L-shape. It was quite busy - there were a lot of people in there.

    We didn’t hear screaming but we were leaving from the side exit so it was hard to see what was going on. But local media reports someone coming out of the McDonalds and shooting a hand gun.

    It took about four or five minutes for police to arrive I would say. We managed to get on one of the last trains before they closed the transport system.

    Before I came out to Germany, I had been in the air force, so I am used to the sound of gunshots, and it was definitely shooting – you don’t hear that kind of sound in the city.

    No one expects something like this to happen in their front garden.

    I think Munich is well equipped to handle it though. Police presence is fairly low key, police officers have weapons but you don’t see people walking around with machine guns, for example.”

    7:12pm
    Three gunmen being hunted

    Munich police are searching for three gunmen, they said on Twitter.

    7:06pm
    Second location under attack?

    Munich police believe that a second site, in the centre of town, may have been attacked.

    All very unclear at the moment.

    7:04pm
    Munich residents open their homes to terrified locals

    More from Zia Weise:

    Munich residents are using the hashtag #offenetür (“open door”) to offer shelter.


    There are reports (unconfirmed) on Twitter that taxi drivers are getting messages from police to avoid the city centre and not to pick up any passengers.

    7:03pm
    German police trying to get the situation under control


    German police rush to the scene CREDIT: EPA

    7:00pm
    Situation chaotic in Munich

    Our correspondent Zia Weise, who was born in Munich, has translated the German police twitter feed for us.

    It gives a sense of how confused the situation remains.

    We do not know where the shooter is. Take care and avoid going outside.” - 10 mins ago

    We are aware of shooting rumours in city centre. Situation is unclear. Please stay inside.” - 17 mins ago (But reporters there say nothing’s happening)

    Please do not put images or videos of police operations online. Do not support the perpetrators!” - 20 mins ago

    Avoid public places in Munich. The situation is unclear.” - 40 mins ago

    6:57pm
    Munich police do not know where the gunmen are

    Police have just said that they do not know where the perpetrators - plural - are.

    6:56pm
    Police request that no photos or videos be posted online

    Police in the city of Munich are asking for locals not to post photos or video online

    6:53pm
    Interior ministry confirms three dead

    Bild, the German tabloid, quotes the German interior ministry as saying three people have been killed.

    6:43pm
    Images from the scene


    Police outside the shopping centre in Munich CREDIT: TWITTER

    Police in Munich CREDIT: AP

    6:37pm
    Munich residents told to stay indoors

    Our correspondent, Zia Weise, reports:

    Süddeutsche Zeitung is reporting an unspecified number of deaths. Police has confirmed injuries, but no deaths.


    Police have told people to remain inside as the situation is still not resolved. Rumours of a second attacker in the city centre are untrue, reporters in Munich say.


    The shopping centre (Olympia Einkaufszentrum) is a complex built in the 70s, close to the Olympic sports complex in Western Munich.

    6:32pm
    "A shooting rampage"

    From Reuters:
    MUNICH POLICE SPOKESWOMAN SAYS "WE BELIEVE WE ARE DEALING WITH A SHOOTING RAMPAGE"

    6:25pm
    'More than one gunman involved'

    Police in Munich apparently believe that more than one gunman is involved in the shopping center attack.

    6:21pm Transport services halted

    Transport authorities have halted services on multiple train, tram and bus lines.

    6:18pm
    Pictures emerge of the scene

    Pictures have emerged of the massive police operation outside the shopping centre.


    CREDIT: AP

    Police outside the shopping centre in Munich CREDIT: TWITTER

    6:14pm
    Witness: "many shots"

    Employees are still hiding out in the shopping centre, with one telling Reuters by phone that "many shots were fired" during the shooting.

    6:13pm
    "Multiple deaths": police

    Police told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper that there were multiple deaths in the shooting at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping centre.

    6:06pm
    Shooting over: police spokesperson

    Police spokeswoman Claudia Kvenzel has told CNN that the shooting is now over.

    5:59pm
    Reports of deaths

    There have been reports of at least one death, though details are hazy.

    A police source has told the AFP news agency that one person has died and ten people have been injured in the attack, while local media is saying as many as 15 people may have died.


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