Six people died in the shooting and many more were injured in the incident, German broadcaster BR reported, citing its own correspondent at the scene.
There are conflicting reports on casualties. According to the local media outlet Muencher Abendzeitung, up to 15 people have been killed in the center, while German NTV channel puts the death toll at 10.
Police say it appears they are dealing with a “shooting rampage.”
There are reports of further shooting at Karlsplatz square in central Munich, but this has not been confirmed by police. Taxi drivers have been advised to avoid the Karlsplatz area.
Another shooting reportedly occurred at Isartor square, close to the city center, according to some Twitter posts.
Police are aware of the reports about other shootings in the city, they said in a Twitter post, adding that the situation is still unclear and urging people to avoid public places and not to travel by subway or train.
Police believe there are “several” shooters, Die Welt reports.
There are at least three shooters in the Munich incident, the Bavarian interior minister said, as reported by Bild.
Shots can be heard in a video posted by a witness on Twitter.
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