According to a Breaking News on CNN, there is an ongoing “shooting spree” early Friday evening at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping mall in the Moosach district of Munich, Germany.
So far, three people have been confirmed dead, according to German police.
Police spokeswoman, Claudia Kvenzel, later told CNN that the shooting at the Munich shopping mall is over, and are asking people to avoid the area, adding that she had no further information.
Lynn Stein, who said she works at the Jack Wolfskin store in the mall, told CNN that the shooter was inside the mall.
“I heard several shots,” Stein said. “(I) was just going to buy something while my coworker was still in the shop.
“People started running. I went outside as well; more people running outside. I think I heard more shots. Then it sounded like he went to the parking house next to the mall — several shots there,” she said
Reports speak of one or more attackers. Some shopworkers are reportedly unable to leave the building.
It is still unclear whether this is a terrorist attack and there is no information about a possible motive for the attack, as traffic in Munich has come to a standstill.
TV images showed dozens of emergency vehicles outside the mall. 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.
This is a developing story, we’ll surely keep you updated as soon as more details are made available.
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