Multiple Deaths Following Shooting Rampage at Munich’s Olympia Shopping Centre
What we know
German media reporting at least six dead following a shooting at a mall involving up to three gunmen
The Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping mall in the northern part of Munich is not far from the city's Olympic Stadium in the Moosach district of the Bavarian capital
Police say shooters are still at large and have asked the public to stay away from the scene
Munich's police confirm at least six people have been killed.
n a post to Facebook, Germany's cabinet says its thoughts are with the victims of the attack, and appeals to people to not "jump to opinions" regarding the incident.
US President Barack Obama, speaking on Munich shooting, says the US pledges all support Germany may need. "Our way of life, our freedoms, our ability to go about our business every day... that depends on law enforcement," said Obama.
The UK Foreign Office advised people to stay indoors and follow the advice of local authorities.
Munich Police said they are treating the gun attack at a shopping centre as "suspected terrorism".
Police cars stand outside the shopping centre (AP Photo/Marc Kleine-Kleffmann)
Bild reporting that citizens in Munich are using Twitter hashtag #OffenTür (#OpenDoor) to offer shelter to people who cannot get home:
'Bild - Panik in München – und die Bürger organisieren die schnelle Selbsthilfe übers Internet: In ganz München bieten Menschen unter #Offenetür oder #Opentor oder #Porteouverte Menschen Unterschlupf an, die nicht nach Hause können, weil der Nahverkehr nicht fährt. Grüne haben in der Sendlinger Straße Parteizentrale geöffnet'
Unconfirmed reports from Bavarian television station BR say that six people have been killed in Munich. A death toll has not been officially confirmed by authorities.
As police responded to the incident, nearby metro stations in Munich were quickly evacuated, as seen in this video from Twitter user Nima Lirawi.
Munich Police tweeted: "The suspects are still on the run. Please avoid public places."
Police in Munich say they do not know where the attacker or attackers are and have repeated the warning for people to avoid public places. They also tweeted that there are rumours of another shooting in the city, but that the location is unclear.
The US Consulate in Munich has tweeted to "advise all to shelter in place" following the shooting.
Munich Police released a statement on the shootings, saying that witnesses reported at least three people with guns, and that no perpetrators had been arrested.
Police in Munich say they do not know where the attacker or attackers are and have repeated the warning for people to avoid public places.
Bild.de reporting that 'at least 3 gunmen' according to Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann
Laut Innenminister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) sind es „mindestens drei Täter“ gewesen
Policemen stand at the underground station Georg-Brauchle-Ring close to the Olympia shopping centre. (Lukas Schulze/dpa via AP)
Police confirm via Twitter that shooters are still at large.