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Munich attack: At least nine dead in suspected terror shooting at shopping mall, police say
At least nine people have been killed in a shooting rampage in a Munich shopping centre that police have described as a suspected terror attack, with three armed suspects still at large.
Police warn of "acute terror" situation, say attacker or attackers still believed to be at large
Unknown number of people also reported to be gravely injured
Main train station evacuated, metro and bus transport suspended
Police warned of an "acute terror" situation in the southern German city, which saw panicked shoppers fleeing the mall as armed police roamed the streets on the hunt for the attackers.
"We suspect terrorism," a Munich police spokesman said.
The attack began shortly before 4:00pm (2:00am AEST) at a McDonald's restaurant and continued on a nearby street before the gunmen moved into the shopping centre, a police spokeswoman said.
"We believe we are dealing with a shooting rampage," she added.
Police said eight people had been killed and an undetermined number wounded. A ninth body had also been found about 1 kilometre from the scene and they were checking to see it was one of the gunmen.
A video posted on social media appeared to show a man dressed in black walking away from the McDonald's while firing repeatedly on people as they fled.
Munich's main train station has been evacuated and metro and bus transport in the city suspended, officials said.
The OEZ mall near the southern German city's Olympic stadium was surrounded by armed police after shots were fired, while a helicopter buzzed overhead.
The shopping centre is next to the Munich Olympic stadium, where the Palestinian militant group Black September took 11 Israeli athletes hostage and eventually killed them during the 1972 Olympic Games.
"Many shots were fired — I can't say how many but it's been a lot," said a shop worker hiding in a store room inside the mall.
Munich police, urging people to avoid the area, said on Twitter: "There is a major police operation under way in the shopping centre."
Emergency vehicles were seen in the streets outside, as shoppers rushed away from the mall, some carrying children in their arms.
There is still no information about the possible motives of the attack.
Authorities have told people to stay in their homes or, if outside, to seek shelter indoors while the emergency situation remains ongoing.
Europe has been on alert for terrorism in the wake of a string of attacks including bombings in neighbouring France and Belgium.
The shooting comes just days after a teenage asylum seeker went on the rampage with an axe and a knife on a regional train in Germany, injuring five people.
It also follows a truck attack in the French Riviera city of Nice after Bastille Day fireworks last week that left 84 people dead.