Published On : Sat, Jul 23rd, 2016

“I saw a man with a gun” – resident of building overlooking Munich shopping mall

Munich-shootingPolice continued to hunt on Friday (July 22) for gunmen who went on a shooting rampage in a Munich shopping mall and one local resident described having seen one of the attackers from his balcony.

“I heard another four or five shots, went out on to the balcony and I saw that somebody was running around there on the parking level with a handgun and shouting,” the man, who did not give his name, said. He added that he thought he had seen two others hiding on a nearby roof.

A police spokesman said up to three gunmen were on the run after the initial shooting, which left at least eight people dead and sent shoppers running for their lives in the third attack against civilians in Western Europe in eight days.

Authorities told the public to get off the streets as the city – Germany’s third biggest – went into lockdown with transport halted and highways sealed off.

The Bavarian capital was placed under a state of emergency as police hunted for the attackers and special forces deployed in the city.

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