Police secures the area inside a shopping center in Munich on Friday.
Police run near a shopping mall amid a reported shooting in Friday.
Fire fighters gathering at the entrance of a shopping centre in which a shooting was reported.
Police secures the entrance to a subway station near a shopping mall.
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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Friday, July 22, 2016, 1:38 PM
A “shooting spree” erupted at a Munich shopping center Friday evening, police told CNN.
Several people have been killed and 10 are wounded, a police source told AFP. German police expect that several people have died in the attack.
The shooting, which began around 6 p.m. at the Olympia Shopping Mall, is now over, police spokeswoman Claudia Kvenzel said.
Map shows location of Olympia Shopping Mall outside of Munich, Germany.
The area around the shopping center, in the district of Moosach, has been sealed off by police.
Police are asking people to avoid the area.
People can be seen fleeing buildings in several videos posted to social media.
“I heard several shots,” Jill Stein, an employee at the Jack Wolfskin store inside the mall, told CNN.
“People started running. I went outside as well; more people running outside. I think I heard more shots. Then it sounded like he went to the parking house next to the mall — several shots there.”
The witness said police “told everyone to clear off the area and go to the other side of the street.”
German authorities have warned that more “lone wolf” style attacks are likely to take place in Europe.
Four days ago, a 17-year-old asylum seeker from Afghanistan seriously wounded four people during a train attack in Germany before he was killed by police.
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