Timeline of Munich shooting at a shopping mall

MUNICH (AP) " Here is a timeline of the shooting at a shopping mall in Munich where a gunman, identified as an 18-year-old German-Iranian, killed nine people, most of them teenagers, on Friday evening (all times local).

"5:52 p.m. Friday: Police receive first report of shooting at the Olympia Shopping Center in the northern Munich neighborhood of Moosach. The first shots were reported at a McDonald's restaurant opposite the mall. Police sirens could be heard throughout the city.

"6:33 p.m. Police confirm that a shooting has broken out in the Olympia Shopping Center.

"6:43 p.m. First word from Munich police of "several dead and wounded" at the shooting.

"7:05 p.m. Munich police in a Twitter post warn residents and visitors to stay off the streets in the city.

"7:13 p.m. Munich police in a Twitter post say the shooting scene remains confused and say there are multiple people wounded.

"7:20 p.m. Munich police say it's not clear whether there are one or more shooters.

"7:42 p.m. Subway in Munich's city center is shut down.

"7:47 p.m. Police warn residents and visitors in German and English that the shooter's whereabouts is unknown and tell them to avoid public places.

"8:01 p.m. Munich halts all local transport, including trams, subway system, buses and local trains.

"8:10 p.m. Munich's main train station is evacuated.

"8:11 p.m. Police write on Facebook that "witnesses report three different people with guns." Still no confirmation on injured and dead.

"8:42 p.m. Police declare Munich the scene of a suspected terror attack.

"8:44 p.m. Munich police say three shooters with rifles were being sought, based on witness information.

"9:21 p.m. Munich police spokesman says at least five people killed.

9:23 p.m. Munich police on Twitter put the number of dead at six, number of wounded unclear.

"10:27 p.m. Police say at least eight people killed in the attack.

"10:38 p.m. A body wearing a backpack is found near the Olympia Shopping Center; police investigate whether it is that of the shooter.

"12:21 a.m. Saturday: Police say at least 10 people killed in mall shooting, including attacker.

"1:25 a.m. Munich resumes public transport.

"1:30 a.m. Munich police say the shooter acted alone and has killed himself.

"2:24 a.m. Police identify the shooter as an 18-year-old German-Iranian.

"11:56 a.m. Police chief tells reporters there is no evidence the Munich attack is linked to the Islamic State group and it had "'absolutely no" connection to refugees.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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