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.
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.
BREAKING: Munich police say they believe shooter killed himself and appears to have acted alone.— The Associated Press (@The Associated Press)1469230663.0
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.
BREAKING: Munich police spokesman says ninth body found about one kilometer from scene of shooting attack.— Reuters (@Reuters)1469223088.0
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.
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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.
— ITV News (@itvnews) July 22, 2016
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.
BERLIN (@AP) - Munich police spokeswoman: "Several dead and wounded" in Munich mall attack; shooter or shooters on the run
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While police suspect terrorism in the attack, little information was immediately known about any of the attackers or any possible terro ties.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 22, 2016
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 police: We do not know where the shooters currently are. Take care and avoid public spaces. https://t.co/IfBcudRko3
— Mathieu von Rohr (@mathieuvonrohr) July 22, 2016
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.