Munich Police have just issued following statement at 8pm, July 22, 2016:
“On 22/07/2016 at about 5:50pm witnesses reported to the police a shooting in the Hanauer Straße, which then shifted into the Riesstraße and into the Olympia shopping center.
Witnesses reported about three different people with firearms.
The nature of injuries and the number of victims are yet unknown. The police are using all available emergency services with the support of special forces, the Federal Police and neighbouring PD’.
There have been no arrests yet. The search for them is running at full speed. Due to the still unclear situation we ask all people in the urban area to stay at home or to remain at nearby buildings for protection. The public transport is stopped.”
Information on German TV is hectic and unclear. The same reporter who witnessed the attack in Nice last week, Richard Gutjahr (ARD, German public TV) was near the OEZ shopping mall in Munich, but also had no further information. The police have confirmed that people have died and were injured and that the attack began at a McDonalds near the OEZ. We will not report on the attack anymore until the situation is clear. Our first post about the attack is here. What Munich's Mayor said about the safty situation in Munich a few days ago is here.