Germany’s Muencher Abendzeitung reported that up to 15 people were killed in a shooting in a shopping mall in the southern city of Munich. Munich police confirm shots have been fired at Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping center but say they don’t have any details about casualties.
Video#Munich attack, at least one killed and dozen wounded. pic.twitter.com/RJVChSk45D
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Meanwhile, reports are also coming of a second shooting at Marienplatz station.
- Munich Police said that more that one shooter could be involved but no one has been taken into custody yet.
- German police special forces have arrived at the scene: NTV television
- Authorities were evacuating people from the Olympia mall but many others were hiding inside.
- Munich’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung paper says city’s transit system has shut down following shooting at a mall.
- UK foreign ministry updates travel advice on Germany after attack in Munich shopping centre, urges Britons to avoid area and follow advice of local authorities.
- “Many shots were fired,” an employee inside the Munich shopping centre has told the Reuters news agency.
- An employee from the the spot of shooting has informed Reuters that the staff is still hiding out in the Munich shopping centre.
- We believe we are dealing with a shooting rampage: said Munich police spokeswoman
- Munich transport authorities said they had halted several bus, train and tram lines.
- The shopping center is next to the Munich Olympic stadium, where the Palestinian militant group Black September took 11 Israeli athletes hostage and eventually killed them during the 1972 Olympic Games.
- Gunmen went on a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in the southern German city of Munich on Friday, killing many people, police said.