Munich shooting: Police operation underway, at least 5 dead

By Catherine E. Shoichet, Chris Williams and Jason Hanna, CNN

CNN3(CNN)A police operation is underway after gunfire erupted Friday at a shopping center in Munich, Germany. The shooting “looks like a terror attack,” a police representative said, and at least three attackers remain on the loose.

At least five people were killed in the shooting spree, police said. Authorities shut down public transportation and warned people to stay home or seek protection.

Many people started running when they heard the gunshots, said Lynn Stein, who works at the Jack Wolfskin store in the mall.

Armed police officers arrive at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, Germany, where a deadly shooting spree was reported on Friday, July 22. Several people were killed and others were wounded, CNN affiliate NTV reported. READ MORE ON OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.