Gunmen went on a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in the southern German city of Munich on Friday, killing many people, police said.
Authorities were evacuating people from the Olympia mall but many others were hiding inside.
A Munich police spokeswoman said multiple people were killed or wounded.
“We believe we are dealing with a shooting rampage,” the spokeswoman said.
More than one gunman was believed to be involved and no one had been arrested, she said.
NTV television reported that German police special forces had arrived at the scene.
It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack, which took place a week after an ax-wielding teenager went on a rampage on a German train. Islamic State claimed responsibility for that attack.
Staff in the mall were still in hiding, an employee told Reuters by telephone.
“Many shots were fired, I can’t say how many but it’s been a lot,” the employee, who declined to be identified, said from the mall in Munich.
Several people have been shot dead in a shooting at a shopping centre in the German city of Munich, police say.
A big operation is under way. Police are telling people to stay at home and avoid the streets.
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