8 dead in Munich mall shooting; police hunt for 3 suspects

Published 07/22 2016 10:51AM

Updated 07/22 2016 02:36PM

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Munich police spokesman Peter Beck tells AP the number of dead has risen to eight.

Members of Germany's elite anti-terrorism force are on their way to the scene of the deadly shooting in Munich.

A security official told The Associated Press that 30 members of the GSG9 special operations unit are landing in Munich "as we speak." The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to be quoted by name.

Police say the attack near a McDonald's restaurant in Munich has left at least eight people dead and others wounded.

Munich police, who are calling the attack "suspected terrorism," are still hunting for up to three possible shooters armed with rifles. No suspects have been apprehended yet. Residents have been told to stay indoors during the police operation.
 

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The shooting, reported about 6 p.m. local time at the Olympia shopping mall. 

Lynn Stein, who said she works at the Jack Wolfskin store in the mall, told CNN that the shooter was inside the mall.

"I heard several shots," Stein said. "(I) was just going to buy something while my coworker was still in the shop.

"People started running. I went outside as well; more people running outside. I think I heard more shots. Then it sounded like he went to the parking house next to the mall -- several shots there."

 

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