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Video Appears to Show Moment Munich Mall Shooter Opens Fire Outside McDonald's


"At the moment no culprit has been arrested."

MUNICH (TheBlaze/AP) -- Chilling video emerged Friday reportedly showing the moment shots rang out outside a McDonald's fast food restaurant in Munich.

The gunman appears to fire at least 17 rounds before the video ends. Watch the footage below (Warning: Disturbing content):

A manhunt was underway Friday for the shooter or shooters who opened fire at the Munich shopping mall, killing at least six people and wounding several others, police said.

Munich police described the attack as "suspected terrorism" on Friday. The city transit system shut down and police asked people to stay inside their homes and otherwise avoid public places.

"At the moment no culprit has been arrested," police in the Bavarian capital said on social media. "The search is taking place at high speed."

This is the clearest image of the suspected gunman available as of Friday afternoon.

The city of Munich sent a smartphone alert telling people to stay indoors and German rail company Deutsche Bahn stopped train traffic to Munich's main station.

Police said witnesses reported seeing three people with guns near the Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall.

Duke University student Thamina Stoll posted video of bystanders seeking shelter after the deadly mall shooting.

Munich police spokeswoman Claudia Kuenzel told The Associated Press there were "several dead and wounded" in the shooting. She could not provide exact numbers. Bavarian public broadcaster Bayrischer Rundfunk and Munich-based Focus magazine, citing sources they did not identify, said six people were killed.

Munich police spokesman Thomas Baumann confirmed to the German news agency dpa the attack started at a fast food restaurant in the mall shortly before 6 p.m. local time.

MUNICH, GERMANY - JULY 22: Police officers respond to a shooting at the Olympia Einkaufzentrum (OEZ) at July 22, 2016 in Munich, Germany. According to reports, several people have been killed and an unknown number injured in a shooting at a shopping centre in the north-western Moosach district in Munich. Police are hunting the attacker or attackers who are thought to be still at large. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)

Bayrischer Rundfunk reported that shops in the center of Munich had closed with customers inside though police said reports of shots fired at a location downtown had been a false alarm.

Police responded in large numbers to the mall in the northern part of Munich, not far from the city's Olympic Stadium in the Moosach district of the Bavarian capital.

It was 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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