Gunman acted alone, say police in Munich shooting


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A shooting outside Munich shopping centre which left nine people dead was carried out by one gunman who then killed himself, German police have said.

Witnesses has said that the man shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ when he opened fire at children in front of the shopping mall.

The motive for the attack, in which 21 people were wounded, is unclear. Reports say that three are fighting for their lives.

German media reported that the gunman, 18, had shot himself in the head just after the shooting.

“Munich is in lockdown, as a major police operation is ongoing around the city's Olympic Park, with the force warning people to stay in their homes and avoid public spaces,” foreign media reports.

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