Just days after an ISIS-inspired terrorist axed passengers on a train, Germany has been hit with another bloody tragedy.
There is an ongoing shooting spree at a shopping mall in Munich, Germany, a police spokesperson tells CNN. https://t.co/i2CdXX8UYK— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 22, 2016
And now there are multiple reports of other shootings in Munich, raising fears of a coordinated attack:
— (((borisvian1))) (@shababaty) July 22, 2016
Reports: second shooting in #Munich, Germany, near a metro station pic.twitter.com/IkwaVwxldn
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 22, 2016
As The Telegraph UK reports:
A shooting has taken place in a shopping centre in the Moosach district of Munich, Germany, with reports of multiple dead and injured.
Germany’s Muencher Abendzeitung reported that up to 15 people were killed in the incident at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping centre, while police told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper that there were multiple deaths.
“There is a major police operation under way in the shopping centre,” Munich police said on Twitter, without elaborating.
An employee inside the shopping centre told the Reuters news agency “many shots were fired”.
Periscope here from the scene of a potential shooting at the OEZ mall in Munich: https://t.co/EFgET2AgDx Still very unclear what’s happening
— Megan Specia (@meganspecia) July 22, 2016
Germany has been on high alert after a teenage asylum seeker attacked people with an axe on a train on Monday, injuring five.
— Lisa Daftari (@LisaDaftari) July 22, 2016
Reports: Gunman at large, escaped via the metro system #Munich
— Livesquawk (@Livesquawk) July 22, 2016
Police are urging residents to stay at home.
While there has been no official confirmation of who the suspect(s) are behind this tragedy, some people on Twitter are suggesting he was a white “anti-Islam, neo Nazi.” To be clear, this has NOT been confirmed in any way, shape or form– and one has to wonder if this is just wishful thinking, as some have expressed on Twitter:
PLEASE BE WHITE PLEASE BE WHITE PLEASE BE WHITE PLEASE BE WHITE PLEASE BE WHITE PLEASE BE WHITE PLEASE BE WHITE #MUNICH
— Roark (@RoarkHoward_) July 22, 2016
If indeed it turns out to be a white “anti-Islam, neo-Nazi,” you can be sure we’ll be hearing about it much sooner than we will if it is someone of a Muslim persuasion.
If #Munich shooters are white, media will indict all of the West. If shooter is Muslim, there will be immediate cover-up.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 22, 2016
We’ll continue to monitor the situation and bring you updates as warranted.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]