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[LIVE] Germany: At least 9 dead in Munich shopping centre shooting

[LIVE] Germany: At least 9 dead in Munich shopping centre shooting

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At least nine people have died in a shooting at a shopping centre on Friday near the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany.

A police spokesman confirmed the rise in death toll to eight including a body found outside the shopping centre.

The gunmen who are still at large are unknown.

The police spokesman added that investigations are ongoing as they are still getting individual reports of the shootings.

Amateur videos show a shooter in a black t-shirt with a white inscription shooting rounds of bullets at fleeing shoppers outside the shopping centre.

Another video showed another man earlier on the roof of the shopping centre wearing a black shirt also shooting.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff said they cannot confirm that the shooting attack was an act of terrorism.

“We cannot rule out that it is linked to terrorism and we can’t confirm it either, but we are also investigating in this direction,” Peter Altmaier said on German television.

A manhunt for the gunmen is ongoing.