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Gunmen in deadly Munich shooting still on the loose

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 01:09

Police in Munich say eyewitness accounts of deadly shootings at a shopping mall suggest a terrorist attack and that the shooters -- possibly three -- remain at large. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Police in Munich say eyewitness accounts of the deadly shootings at the Olympia mall suggest a terrorist attack -- and that the shooters are still at large. They say it's unclear just how many people are dead and wounded -- earlier accounts said there were at least six fatalities. Police believe multiple gunmen -- possibly three -- started shooting at people, inside and outside the mall where shoppers were preparing to start their weekend around 6 pm local time. They think the shooting started at the McDonalds inside but witnesses say shots were also fired on two streets near the mall. Authorities were still evacuating the shopping center but many people were said to be still hiding inside. Munich's main railway station was also being evacuated. No suspects have been arrested but supporters of Islamic State were celebrating the deadly shooting on social media. This is the third major act of violence against civilian targets in Western Europe in just eight days. Previous attacks in France and Germany were both claimed by Islamic State.

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Gunmen in deadly Munich shooting still on the loose

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 01:09