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Police: At Least 10 Dead in Munich Mall Attack; Gunman Identified As 18-Year-Old German-Iranian

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Policemen arrive at a shopping mall following shootings on July 22, 2016 in Munich. Several people were killed on Friday in a shooting rampage by a lone gunman in a Munich shopping centre, media reports said / AFP / dpa / Matthias Balk / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read MATTHIAS BALK/AFP/Getty Images)

UPDATE:

The suspect involved in the deadly Munich attack at a shopping mall Friday was identified by Police Chief Hubertus Andrae as a 18-year-old German-Iranian from Munich. According to the chief, the shooting's victims included youths and children.

Police believe the gunman acted alone and committed suicide after the assault.

UPDATE: 

There are at least 10 people dead, including the attacker, after deadly shooting at a shopping mall in Munich, according to a report from the Associated Press. Police believe the gunman acted alone and committed suicide after the rampage.

UPDATE:

The death toll in the Munich mall shooting attack has increased to nine, according to police. At the moment, though, officials are unsure if the ninth body is an attacker or yet another victim.

UPDATE: The number of people killed in the Munich mall shooting attack has risen to 8, Munich police spokesman Peter Beck told the Associated Press.

Original story below

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BERLIN (TheBlaze/AP) — Police in Germany say there are "several dead and wounded" after a shooting at a Munich shopping center, which is now being described as "suspected terrorism."

At least 6 people are dead and others are wounded, according to police and media reports.

Video posted to social media purportedly showed people running away from the shopping center moments after shots rang out.

 

Police are responded in large numbers Friday as they searched for those responsible for the deadly rampage.

Another chilling video appeared to show one of the gunman firing indiscriminately into a crowd of shoppers outside a McDonald's restaurant.

 

While police suspect terrorism in the attack, little information was immediately known about any of the attackers or any possible terro ties.

 

Officers asked media and bystanders not to post photos or videos of the police response as to not give the shooter or shooters any advantage.

 

Munich public transit operator MVG says all subway, bus and trolley cars have been shut down because of the police operation until further notice.

It's the second attack in Germany in less than a week. On Monday, a 17-year-old Afghan wounded four people in an ax-and-knife attack on a regional train near the Bavarian city of Wuerzburg, and another woman outside as he fled. All survived, although one man from the train remains in life-threatening condition. The attacker was shot and killed by police.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the train attack, but authorities have said the teen likely acted alone.

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