NINE CONFIRMED DEAD IN SHOOTING ATTACK AT MUNICH, GERMANY SHOPPING MALL
Number of gunmen unknown – CNN reports that witnesses report seeing three people with guns. Police are still searching for suspects. All public transportation systems shut down.
UPDATE 5:45 p.m. EST: At least nine confirmed dead – police are trying to determine if one of the dead is a gunman. Police are searching for up to 3 shooters. One witness said her 8-year-old son heard a shooter say “Allahu Akbar” when he was loading his weapon in a McDonalds bathroom. The gunman then came out of the bathroom and started shooting in McDonalds. Witnesses say he was targeting the children, before going on into the mall.
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Paramedics trying to save lives in the parking lot.
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MORE NEW VIDEO: SHOOTER FROM ROOFTOP OF MALL SHOOTING:
UPDATE OF 6 DEAD and MORE VIOLENCE SPREADING.
THE VIDEO BELOW IS FROM THE SHOOTING OUTSIDE A MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT MOMENTS AGO IN GERMANY. THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY.
UPDATE: As of 2pm ET, there are multiple dead reported and German police believe there are multiple shooters on the run.
BERLIN (AP) — Police said they expect there will be multiple people dead in a shooting at a shopping mall in Munich, the German news agency dpa reported Friday.
The Bavarian Interior Ministry confirmed at least one dead and multiple people hurt at Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall.
Munich police spokesman Thomas Baumann told dpa the attack started at a fast food restaurant in the mall shortly before 6 p.m. local time. He said police didn’t know whether they were dealing with one or multiple shooters.
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