Deadly Shooting At Munich Shopping Mall Called “Suspected Terrorism”

July 22, 2016
Police officer secure the Stachus hotel after a shooting was reported at a nearby shopping mall in Munich,

Police officer secure the Stachus hotel after a shooting was reported at a nearby shopping mall in Munich, southern Germany, Friday.

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Police in Munich, Germany, say 10 people were killed, including the likely attacker, in Friday morning's shooting rampage in the Bavarian capital. They say the deceased suspect is an 18-year-old German-Iranian from Munich. Investigators also believe the shooter killed himself and appears to have acted alone. The gunman opened fire in a crowded shopping mall and at a nearby McDonalds.

A video posted online shows a gunman emerging from the door of the McDonald's, raising what appears to be a pistol with both hands and aiming at people on the sidewalk, firing as they flee in terror.
 
Police are still searching the city for suspected shooters and Munich is in a transit lockdown, with trains, buses and trolley cars halted.
 
Munich police have set up a hotline for concerned citizens. Residents have also opened their doors to stranded people seeking shelter using the Twitter hashtag (hash) opendoor.

UPDATE 7:25 p.m.

Munich police chief Hubertus Andraes says the suspect in the Munich shooting is an 18-year-old German-Iranian from Munich.

Andraes said at a news conference that the attacker's motive was still "fully unclear."

Andraes said that the body of the shooter found about 2 1/2 hours after the attack was determined to be the shooter based on the evaluation of witness statements and closed circuit television.

Two others who fled the area quickly were investigated but had "nothing to do with the incident"

Munich police spokesman Peter Beck says 10 people were killed, including the likely attacker, in the shooting in the Bavarian capital.

Story source: AP