10 Dead in Shooting at German Shopping Mall

Police believe the lone shooter killed himself
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2016 1:05 PM CDT
Updated Jul 22, 2016 6:53 PM CDT
Armed police arrive at Munich shopping center after reports of a shooting Friday.   (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
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(Newser) – At least 10 people are dead, including the suspected shooter, following a shooting at a mall Friday evening in Munich, Germany, the AP reports. The shooting started around 6pm local time at a McDonald's inside Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall. According to CNN, witnesses reported seeing three people with guns near the mall. But police now believe one shooter acting alone was responsible for the violence, the AP reports. "People started running. I went outside as well; more people (were) running outside," a mall employee tells CNN. "I saw ... somebody lying on the floor, presumably dead, I don't know. Or badly hurt. And there's a woman over them, crying."

In addition to the dead, police say at least 10 people have been hospitalized. Other reports say 20 people were wounded. Munich police believe the shooting was a terrorist attack, Reuters reports. Authorities shut down the Munich transportation system and authorities asked people to stay in their homes as they searched for the shooter or shooters. However, police now believe the lone shooter killed himself following the attack. Authorities in Germany had been warning of more attacks this week following a stabbing on a train Monday, according to the BBC. (Read more shooting stories.)

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