Munich: what happened and when

Munich: what happened and when
By Catherine Hardy
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How Germany's third-largest city went into lockdown when the shooting rampage began at around 6pm on Friday evening.


At least ten people, including the gunman, have died after a shooting at a shopping centre in Munich.

Munich went into lockdown after the rampage began around 6pm on Friday evening.

Panic and terror in Munich shooting rampage

— AFP news agency (@AFP) July 23, 2016

The attack – at the Olympia shopping mall – left terrified shoppers and staff running for their lives.

Some were stuck inside the building, hiding where they could.

Follow our live blog for the latest updates on the Munich shooting rampage

— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 22, 2016

Officials told the public to get off the streets as the city – Germany’s third largest – went into a state of emergency.

Tram, train and bus services were suspended and highways were sealed off.

What happened to the gunman?

Police say the gunman – who is believed to have acted alone – killed himself with his own weapon.

The sad result of #munich#gunfire
10 fatal casualties, among them the shooter
16 injured
For more see(german text):

— Polizei München (@PolizeiMuenchen) July 23, 2016

There was no claim of responsibility in the immediate aftermath of the attack.

Munich mourns

Passers-by have begun to leave flowers and candles at the scene of Friday’s shooting.

Flowers and candles laid near scene of Munich shooting

— ITV News (@itvnews) July 23, 2016

This is the third attack targeting civilians in Western Europe in eight days.

It comes four days after five people were stabbed and injured on a train in Germany by an Afghan asylum seeker.

Munich shooting

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