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Shots Fired in Munich Shopping Center, 6 people reportedly killed – Video

At least six people have been killed in a mall shooting in the city of Munich, Germany, in what police have confirmed to be a terrorist attack.

The shooting took place at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping mall in the Moosach district of Munich, Germany. Police have confirmed at least six deaths and multiple people are injured. There are reportedly three gunman who are currently on the run. One of the gunman has committed suicide, according to German newspaper Bilde.

There are also reports of shooting at a second location. Germany TV channel ARD reports that the city’s main train station is being evacuated at this time. The public transport agency reports that all subways, buses, and trams in the city have been suspended for the time being.

A state of emergency has been declared in Munich, with special operations underway. The anti-terror special unit of the federal police has been deployed to the city. Border patrol helicopters have also been rerouted to join in the manhunt.

German police have warned that the suspects are still on the run and have advised citizens to avoid public areas. According to Bavarian broadcaster BR, police are also asking people to avoid highways near the city.


Police are carrying out a major operation near the shopping center, the Bild newspaper reported.

According to the Abendzeitung Muenchen newspaper, the police were notified of the events at 15:52 GMT.

Police at Olympia Park Station in Munich told Sputnik they did not have any information on the victims.

“We are receiving calls confirming that there were shooting in the shopping mall but we don’t have information on victims,” the police said.

Several gunmen were involved in the shooting in a mall in Munich, with “shooting still going on outside,” according to local police.

“There are several shooters, it is not just one person. Shooting is still going on outside, but not inside the mall, they are gone, we are searching for them,” Olympia Park Station police said.

Munich police are currently conducting a major operation in the vicinity of the shopping center where the shooting took place, and requests citizens to avoid that area.

“There are several shooters, it is not just one person. Shooting is still going on outside, but not inside the mall, they are gone, we are searching for them,” Olympia Park Station police said.

The attack occurs as German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is on holiday in the United States. He has not yet commented on the incident.

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Residents are tweeting #offenetur, German for “open door,” for anyone seeking shelter. Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature.

Germany authorities have been on high alert since the axe attack onboard a train in Bavaria on Monday.

Cc – sputnik

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