MUNICH – Police in Munich say the shooting at the Olympia shopping mall “looks like a terror attack,” a police representative said. There are at least three shooters, all still on the loose, according to police. Police have said eight victims were killed by up to three shooters.
German authorities are trying to determine whether a male body found near the shooting is one of the shooters or a ninth victim, Munich police said in a news conference.
Officials have been asking people to avoid public places following the shooting, describing the situation as “still unclear.”
The “shooting spree” broke out at a shopping center in Munich, Germany Friday evening.
Witnesses at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum in the Moosach district of Munich, Germany reported shots being fired at the shopping mall, a police spokesperson told CNN.
There has been no official number of possible casualties; a large police presence surrounding the area can be scene in reports from local media.
The mall has been evacuated and the surrounding area sealed off.
Video posted to Twitter by a woman who says she is a student from Duke University shows people running from the scene, some carrying shopping bags.
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President Barack Obama pledged to give Germans “all of the support they may need” in the wake of the shooting rampage. “We don’t yet know exactly what’s happening there,” said Obama, who called it “still an active situation.”
Obama was speaking at the Old Executive Office Building in Washington after gunfire broke out at the mall.
CNN affiliate NTV reported several are dead and others are wounded.
This is a developing story.