Munich Shooter Who Killed At Least 9 Injuring Multiple More While Shouting All*h Kills Himself.
Update 7:47 P.M.
Munich police tweet: A man who killed himself Friday after the deadly shootings near a German mall is thought to be the only gunman.
Update 7:15 P.M.
At least eight people were killed Friday in a shooting rampage at a busy shopping district in Munich, Germany, that police officials said “looks like a terror attack.”
As many as three attackers might be on the loose, police said. Authorities launched an intense manhunt, putting the city under virtual lockdown, urging residents to stay home and shutting down mass transit.
Nine bodies have been found in or around the shopping district, police said at a press conference. Police are trying to verify whether one of these bodies could be one of the shooters, Munich police tweeted.
Update 5:50 P.M.
The shooting broke out at a McDonald’s across from the Olympia shopping mall about 5:50 p.m. (11:50 a.m. ET), police spokeswoman Claudia Küntzel said. Gunfire also broke out inside the mall, which is adjacent to the site of the 1972 Olympics, witnesses said.
On Facebook, police said gunfire was reported in several locations, and that witnesses report seeing three people with firearms.
“The manhunt is underway at high speed,” police said. “Because of the unclear situation we ask all people in the city area to stay at home or to look for protection in any nearby building. The operation of public transportation service has been stopped.”
A profanity-filled verbal exchange between a man who matches the description of the Munich shooter and a witness was posted on social media Friday. The exchange, recorded on two different camera phones, captured an intense conversation that ends in gunfire.
A witness who will only be identified as Lauretta said she and her son was in a bathroom with a shooter at the McDonald’s. “That’s where he loaded his weapon,” she said. “I hear like an alarm and boom, boom, boom… And he’s still killing the children. The children were sitting to eat. They can’t run.” Lauretta said she heard the gunman say, “Allahu Akbar,” or God is great. “I know this because I’m Muslim. I hear this and I only cry.”