Published time: 22 Jul, 2016 17:15Edited time: 22 Jul, 2016 17:36
Police say at least one person is dead, and 10 wounded, after a group of gunmen opened fire on shoppers in a busy mall in Munich, in southern Germany. The shooters remain at large.
22 July 2016
Germany’s N-24 channel had interviewed eyewitnesses claiming that bullets were fired in Karlsplatz, one of the city’s main squares.
Police now say that there may have been multiple gunmen, while there are as yet unconfirmed Twitter reports claiming that there were several separate shooting attacks.
“The situation is still unclear,” Munich police has tweeted. Previous reports indicated that the shooter may have disappeared into the underground transit system, after leaving the Olympia mall.
Several underground train routes have been suspended in the wake of the shooting, the local transport authority has announced.
Muencher Abendzeitung, a local newspaper, says the death toll has reached 15, though police has not so far confirmed this number.
“Many shots were fired,” an employee of the Olympia shopping mall told Reuters, by phone.
Source: Daily News