Friday, 22 July 2016

Multiple deaths at Munich shopping centre as gunmen go on bloody rampage in German city

 The area around the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping centre in the centre of the German city has been sealed off as police hunt for the gunman behind the attack


Three gunmen are being hunted by police in Munich after at least eight people were shot dead in and outside a shopping centre.

The area around the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum (OEZ) shopping mall in the centre of the German city has been sealed off as the gunman is tracked down.

A senior German officer, speaking at a press conference, said cops are still trying to track the gunmen after the horrific scenes at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum (OEZ) shopping mall in the centre of Munich.

He said: "(There are) shooters on the run that are dangerous."

He confirmed that five people have died, but couldn’t say how many who have been injured "but there are people who have been traumatised, and they are in double figures".


Munich shopping centre shooting: 'Multiple deaths' as gunmen go on bloody rampage at OEZ mall

The area around the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping centre in the centre of the German city has been sealed off as police hunt for the gunman behind the attack

Three gunmen are being hunted by police in Munich after at least eight people were shot dead in and outside a shopping centre.

The area around the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum (OEZ) shopping mall in the centre of the German city has been sealed off as the gunman is tracked down.

A senior German officer, speaking at a press conference, said cops are still trying to track the gunmen after the horrific scenes at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum (OEZ) shopping mall in the centre of Munich.

He said: "(There are) shooters on the run that are dangerous."

He confirmed that five people have died, but couldn’t say how many who have been injured "but there are people who have been traumatised, and they are in double figures".
Police search a Munich mall in the aftermath of a shooting by gunman on the loose
Police search the mall in the aftermath of the shooting as the gunman remains on the loose
Police search a Munich mall in the aftermath of a shooting by gunman on the loose
The cops have their guns drawn as terrified shoppers take cover

He added that they had a "pistol or handgun of some sort".
Footage showing a man firing at passers by outside the shopping centre has appeared online, as has a second showing what appears to be another gunman on the mall's roof.

The first video captures the moment a gunman opened fire on innocent bystanders outside a packed shopping centre in Munich.

The busy street is plunged into chaos when a man wearing a cap and sunglasses opens fire with what appears to be a handgun outside a McDonald's.

Terrified bystanders, including the unnamed witness filming the scene, flee in fear as a barrage of at least 18 shots can be heard ringing out.

Six people have been killed and many more have been injured at around 6pm tonight, according to German public broadcaster BR.

Police helicopters have been seen circling over Munich as armed police hunt ‘at least three’ gunmen on the loose.

A Reuters photographer has reported seeing a sniper from one of the helicopters above the mall, according to Bild.

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