UPDATE: Shooting At Munich Shopping Mall Leaves As Many As 15 Dead, Shuts Down City As Gunmen Still At Large (VIDEO)

Shots were fired in a popular Munich, Germany shopping center on Friday night local time. There are many reports of one dead, but other sources suggest that there are multiple fatalities, and as many as 15 dead. The Bavarian Interior Ministry said three people were dead.

More recent reports state that six people were killed during the onslaught.

A video on Twitter shows people running away from the Olympia shopping center in the Moosach district of Munich.

There is a major police operation is now under way including police helicopters and SWAT teams.

A tweet from local police reads: “At the moment we have a large police operation at the Olympia shopping center. Please avoid the area around the center.”

“We believe we are dealing with a shooting rampage,” the Munich police said.

There are unconfirmed reports that the shooting happened near a McDonald’s in the mall. This video shows a man dressed in black walk outside of the McDonald’s and starts shooting at innocent people walking by. The footage has yet to be verified, but it is being shared on social media, including some legitimate news outlets.

The Olympia Einkaufszentrum Shopping Center is across the street from the McDonald’s thought to be in the video.

There is unconfirmed video of a man on the top level of a parking lot firing off a gun, which is said to have happened at the Olympia shopping plaza.

At 2:12 EST, two hours after first reports of violence, the suspects were still on the run and there were reports of gunfire around the city by the Munich police.

There is unconfirmed reports saying that there was a shooting at the Marienplatz metro station.

Police believe that there are multiple gunmen, and witnesses say there were three shooters.

One witness said that a shooter ran from the mall and fled into the subway.

Local public transportation including the subway and buses have been suspended. Taxi drivers are being advised to not pick up passengers.

Munich police are telling people to avoid the area.

There are still employees hiding in the shopping center. One person who worked inside the shopping plaza told Reuters over the phone, “Many shots were fired, I can’t say how many but it’s been a lot.”

“All the people from outside came streaming into the store and I only saw one person on the ground who was so severely injured that he definitely didn’t survive,” the witness said. “We have no further information, we’re just staying in the back in the storage rooms. No police have approached us yet.”

There are no details on the shooters as of yet.

The shopping center is right next to the Munich Olympic stadium, where the Palestinian militant group Black September took 11 Israeli athletes hostage and eventually killed them during the 1972 Olympic Games.

This comes only days after the gruesome ax attack by an Islamic terrorist on a train in southern Germany that injured 18. ISIS claimed responsibility for that heinous attack.

We will update when once more details become available.