Update: One gunman killed himself.
Munich: Shots have been fired in a Munich shopping centre and a major police operation is under way German media is reporting.
Germany’s Muencher Abendzeitung reported that up to 15 people were killed in a shooting in a shopping mall in the southern city of Munich.
TV images showed dozens of emergency vehicles outside the mall. German police sealed off a shopping center in Munich on Friday after shots were fired, authorities said. There was no immediate word from officials on the nature of the incident or possible casualties at the Olympia complex.
Dozens of police surrounded the site and a nearby subway station. Other units, with guns drawn, appeared to enter the mall, according to images on social media. Helicopters circled over the area.
German media reports multiple deaths at shooting in Munich shopping center. Police in Germany have reported a shooting at a shopping center in Munich. Munich police confirmed Friday that shots were fired at Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping center but did not have any details about casualties.
Police are responding in large numbers. Reports say the area round the shopping centre in the district of Moosach has been sealed off, but details of the incident are sketchy. The security forces have been on alert after a migrant stabbed five people on a train in Bavaria on Monday. The authorities had warned of the danger of further attacks. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.