Did Munich killer lure children to their deaths on Facebook? | Daily Mail Online

Police probe fake ad for free food at massacre McDonald’s where Iranian, 18, killed first of his nine victims before turning gun on himself 

  • A number of people have been killed and another 21 people are injured after gunmen went on a shooting rampage
  • Police operation was launched in Munich, with force warning people to stay in their homes and avoid public spaces
  • Terrified shoppers were seen running for their lives from the Olympia Shopping Centre after hearing gunshots
  • Witnesses said that the shopping centre gunman screamed ‘I’m German’ and ‘Allahu Akbar’ before shooting
  • Shooter reportedly fled after his shooting spree on the city underground network, which has now been shut down
  • His body was found half a mile from the scene. Police believe he acted alone after initially looking for three gunmen
  • He has now been identified as an 18-year-old Iranian, who has been living in Munich for more than two years

By ANTHONY JOSEPH and PATRICK LION and ALAN HALL IN BERLIN FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 11:33 EST, 22 July 2016 | UPDATED: 21:11 EST, 22 July 2016

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News from The Associated Press

POLICE: MULTIPLE DEAD EXPECTED IN MUNICH MALL SHOOTING 

BERLIN (AP) — Police said they expect there will be multiple people dead in a shooting at a shopping mall in Munich, the German news agency dpa reported Friday.

The Bavarian Interior Ministry confirmed at least one dead and multiple people hurt at Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall.

Munich police spokesman Thomas Baumann told dpa the attack started at a fast food restaurant in the mall shortly before 6 p.m. local time. He said police didn’t know whether they were dealing with one or multiple shooters.

Police responded in large numbers to the mall in the northern part of Munich, not far from the city’s Olympic Stadium in the Moosach district of the Bavarian capital.

Munich police urged people to avoid public places. “The situation is still unclear,” they said on Twitter.

It’s the second attack in Germany in less than a week. On Monday, a 17-year-old Afghan wounded four people in an ax-and-knife attack on a regional train near the Bavarian city of Wuerzburg, and another woman outside as he fled. All survived, although one man from the train remains in life-threatening condition. The attacker was shot and killed by police.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the train attack, but authorities have said the teen likely acted alone.

Source: News from The Associated Press

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