UPDATE: Eyewitness Says Munich Terrorist Shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’

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This story is developing and will be updated at bottom of story: 

There has been a shooting at Olympia-Einkaufszentrum in Munich, Germany. According to one of the leading newspapers in Germany,  Süddeutsche Zeitung, there are multiple deaths and at least six ambulances on the scene. Other media outlets are saying there is one dead and 10 wounded.

Police say the scene is still active and the suspects are still at large. All trains and buses have been shut down as they conduct a massive search.

Germany has very strict gun control laws but, of course, terrorists and criminals do not follow the law.

Although this has not been identified as a terrorist attack, this is what would be considered a soft target location that Islamic terrorists have attacked in increasing incidents over the last year. The mall has 100 shops and 3 major department stores.

Just three days ago, a Muslim man attacked people on a train with an ax. Five people were wounded with two left with serious injuries. ISIS has claimed responsibility for this attack.

Germany has taken in more refugees than any other country in Europe. The terrorist who attacked passengers on the train was identified as a 17-year old Afghan who entered the country as an unaccompanied minor. He was taken in by a foster family two weeks before his terrorist rampage.

UPDATE: 12:40 pm Eastern

Police say there could be more than one gunman. They added they believe they are dealing with a shooting rampage and urging people to stay off the streets and remain in their homes.

Days ago, after the ax attack on a train by a Muslim man, the Interior Minister warned the people of Germany that there could be more terrorist attacks.

UPDATE: 2:18 pm Eastern

Munich police said that eye-witnesses at the scene said that they saw three people doing the shooting. A manhunt is underway and there are no people in custody as of 2:18 PM ET.

UPDATE: 2:46 pm Eastern

Six people are dead. The number of injured have not been released but are described as many. There are unconfirmed reports of more violence in the city.

UPDATE: 3:13 pm Eastern

Police just announced that “at least six” people are dead. Manhunt still ongoing. Public transportation has been shut down.

Sky News is reporting that one terrorist shot himself in the head:

UPDATE: 3:47  pm Eastern

An eyewitness told CNN that one of the terrorists shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he “was killing children.”

UPDATE: 4:42 pm Eastern

Police in Munich are reporting that there are two other shooting incidents in the city of Munich.

The music festival scheduled to be held at the mall has also been canceled.

UPDATE: 5:15 pm Eastern

This story is developing.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.
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