Thursday 29 September 2016

Timeline: How Munich attack unfolded

Published 22/07/2016 | 20:55

A screen grab taken from video footage shows plain clothes police officers attending the scene of a shooting rampage at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, Germany July 22, 2016. dedinac/Marc Mueller/ handout via REUTERS NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.
A screen grab taken from video footage shows plain clothes police officers attending the scene of a shooting rampage at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, Germany July 22, 2016. dedinac/Marc Mueller/ handout via REUTERS NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.
Emergency services respond to a shooting at a shopping center in Munich, Germany, Friday July 22, 2016. Munich police confirm shots have been fired at Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping center but say they don't have any details about casualties. Police are responding in large numbers. (Associated Press Television via AP)
Policemen arrive at a shopping centre in which a shooting was reported in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016. Situation after a shooting in the Olympia shopping centre in Munich is unclear. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
Police cars and fire trucks stand near a shopping centre in which a shooting was reported in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016. Situation after a shooting in the Olympia shopping centre in Munich is unclear. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
Policemen arrive at a shopping centre in which a shooting was reported in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016. Situation after a shooting in the Olympia shopping centre in Munich is unclear. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
Armed policemen arrive at a shopping centre in which a shooting was reported in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016. Situation after a shooting in the Olympia shopping centre in Munich is unclear. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)

Several people are feared dead following a shooting at a shopping centre in Munich. Here is a timeline of the incident so far.

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:: At 16.50 BST on Friday witnesses called police and said there was a shooting on Hanauer Street. Unverified video footage showed a gunman outside a McDonald's restaurant, thought to be on the same street, firing at people who could be seen running from the scene.

:: Witnesses reported to police that they had seen three people with weapons.

:: The shooting then moved from Hanauer Street to the nearby Olympia shopping centre, police said.

:: Shortly after 19.00 BST, German police said that suspects were "still on the run" and they urged people to "avoid public places".

:: German public broadcaster BR reported that six people were killed during the shooting.

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