Gunman ‘possibly’ among nine killed in Munich shopping centre shooting

Gunman ‘possibly’ among nine killed in Munich shopping centre shooting

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Multiple deaths are reported in a shooting at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, Germany.

Witnesses called police and said there was a shooting on Hanauer Street.

Unverified video footage showed a gunman outside a McDonald’s restaurant, thought to be on the same street, firing at people who could be seen running from the scene.

Witnesses reported to police that they had seen three people with weapons.

The shooting then moved from Hanauer Street to the nearby Olympia shopping centre, police said.

German police said that three suspects are “still on the run” with rifles and urged people to “avoid public places”.

Munich police said nine people were killed during the shooting.

A ninth person was confirmed dead by Munich Police, who said they are checking whether the person was one of the attackers.

The number of dead following the shooting attack in Munich has risen to eight, a police spokesman said.

Six people were killed and an unknown number were injured in the gun attacks in Munich, the city’s police force tweeted.

US president Barack Obama said: “Our hearts go out to those who may have been injured. It’s still an active situation and Germany is one of our closest allies so we are going to pledge all the support that they may need in dealing with these circumstances.”

He said it was a “good reminder” that people’s “way of life, our freedoms, our ability to go about our business every day” was dependent on law enforcement.

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