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In pics: Lone wolf gunman terrorises Munich

Several people are believed to have been killed in a shooting rampage in a Munich shopping centre on Friday that police described as a suspected terror attack, and three gunmen are still at large.

MunichAttack Updated: Jul 23, 2016 06:42 IST
In this grab taken from video, police run in the area of the Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall, after a shooting, in Munich.
In this grab taken from video, police run in the area of the Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall, after a shooting, in Munich.(AP)

German police said Saturday a gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a busy mall in Munich likely acted alone, and then committed suicide after killing nine people in cold blood.

The shooter was an 18-year-old German-Iranian man whose motive was “completely unclear”.

The third attack on civilians in Europe in barely a week saw panicked shoppers fleeing the Olympia (OEZ) mall as elite police launched a massive operation to track down what had initially been thought to be up to three assailants.

Nine people were killed in the shooting that began early Friday evening, with 21 injured according to the latest official toll. Here are images from Munich’s night of fear.

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People are evacuated from the area around the shopping mall Olympia Einkaufzentrum OEZ in Munich on July 22, 2016 after a shooting rampage in the busy shopping centre, killing nine people. (AFP)
People leave the Olympia mall hours after a shooting took place in Munich, southern Germany. (AP)
Munich's police chief Hubertus Andra arrives for a news conference following a shooting rampage at the the Olympia shopping mal in the city. (REUTERS)
Police officers secure the area near the shopping mall the Olympia Einkaufzentrum in Munich. (AFP)
A police officer stands outside the Olympia mall in Munich, southern Germany. (AP Photo)
Evacuated people from the shopping mall walk with their hands up following a shooting in Munich. (AFP Photo)
A screen grab taken from video footage shows a covered body lying in a street following a shooting rampage at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, Germany. (Reuters Photo)
Police vehicles stand outside the main train station following a shooting rampage at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich. (Reuters Photo)
The empty subway of the main train station is pictured following a shooting rampage at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich. (Reuters Photo)
People walk near the main train station following shootings at a shopping mall in Munich. (AFP Photo)
Police officers search the area near the Stachus square after a shooting was reported there in Munich. (AP Photo)
A police sniper sits in a helicopter above the scene of a shooting rampage at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, Germany. (Reuters Photo)
Police cars stand outside the Olympia shopping centre after a shooting was reported there in Munich. (AP Photo)
Police walk inside a subway station Karlsplatz (Stachus) near a shopping mall following a shooting in Munich. (AFP Photo)
Police secures the entrance to a subway station near a shopping mall where a shooting took place, in Munich. (AFP Photo)
Police secure the area near Stachus square in Munich. (AFP Photo)
Police in Munich said they suspected "terrorism" in a shooting rampage on Friday that left several people dead, a spokesperson said. (AFP Photo)
A screen grab taken from video footage shows special forces police officers standing guard next to a fast foot restaurant following a shooting rampage at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich. (Reuters Photo)
A helicopter flies over the area of Stachus square in Munich. (AFP Photo)

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