Germany: Shots fired at Munich Olympia shopping centre

Police tell people to stay off the streets after shooting incident at a shopping centre in the city of Munich.

Shots have been fired at a shopping centre in the German city of Munich, police have said.

A major police operation was under way on Friday around the Olympia shopping centre, police said, urging Munich residents to stay off the streets.

A wide area around the mall was closed off and special forces arrived at the scene.

In a post on Twitter, German police said “several” people had been injured.

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German media cited local police sources saying that several people were killed in the incident.

An official at the shopping centre declined to comment, telling the Reuters news agency only, “We are experiencing a problem”.

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