The city of Munich, Germany was rocked by terror on Friday when a gunman opened fire in a crowded shopping mall.
According to Daily Mail, at least one fatality has been reported so far and at least 10 are injured, but these figures are expected to grow. Other media in Germany has reported that 15 people have been killed.
Locals have been told to stay in their homes as a major police operation is ongoing around the city’s Olympic Park. Disturbing video footage appears to show the gunman firing on civilians as they desperately flee the Munich Olympia Shopping Centre.
“It is really something big going down,” a police spokesman said.
“At this time we have a major operation underway,” the Munich police posted on their website. “Please avoid the area of the shopping centre.”
The heavily armed gunman is believed to still be on the loose after walking around the shopping mall firing at random. He has reportedly since fled the mall and is believed to be somewhere in the city.
We will update you further as this story develops.