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Putin 'sends his condolences' after Munich shooting

Russian President Vladimir Putin Credit: Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent his condolences to German Chancellor Angela Merkel after Friday's deadly shooting in Munich, Russian news agencies have reported, citing the Kremlin.

Nine people were killed when gunman, who is believed an 18-year-old German-Iranian, opened fire near a busy shopping mall.

It was the third attack on civilians in western Europe in eight days.

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Boris Johnson 'shocked and appalled' by Munich attack

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has offered his condolences to people in Munich after a gunman murdered nine people and injured 16 others before killing himself.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: "I am shocked and appalled by the terrible attack ...in Munich, and the loss of life.

"My thoughts are with those injured and the families of those killed. We stand ready to assist our friends in Germany."

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also tweeted support:

Flowers and candles near scene of Munich shooting

Flowers and candles have been laid near the scene of a deadly attack in Munich.

Nine people were killed in the attack at the Olympia shopping centre by the gunman, identified as an 18-year-old German Iranian, before he turned his gun on himself.

A woman lights candles in tribute to those killed Credit: RTV
Flowers have been tied to railings near the centre Credit: Reuters

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Early morning raid in Munich as police search for motive

Police have carried out an early morning raid at an apartment in Munich after a gunman opened fire at a city shopping centre, killing nine people before turning the gun on himself.

Police raided the apartment after a shooting at the Olympia shopping centre Credit: Reuters

The attacker, identified as an 18-year-old who had both German and Iranian nationality, was found dead in an alleyway near the Olympia shopping centre where the attack took place.

Police have said the motive for the attack is not yet clear, saying it was "too early" to say whether it was a terrorist attack or a "shooting rampage".

The apartment in Munich was searched for evidence Credit: Reuters

It was not immediately clear to whom the apartment searched by police belonged, but officers said they were looking for evidence in connection with the attack.

'Too early' to say if Munich shooting was terror attack

It is "too early" to tell whether a shooting at a Munich shopping centre was a terrorist attack or a "rampage," the city's police chief has said.

Police near the scene of the shooting in Munich Credit: APTN

Hubertus Andrae said more would become clear as the investigation continues.

Nine people were killed when a gunman - identified as an 18-year-old German-Iranian - opened fire at the Olympia shopping centre on Friday evening.

The suspect was later found dead of a self-inflicted wound.

Mr Andrae said the motive for the attack was not yet clear.

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