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Summary

  1. Police in Germany have given a 'cautious all-clear' following a mass shooting at a Munich shopping centre
  2. At least nine victims have died. More than 20 were injured, including three critically
  3. The suspect was an 18-year-old German-Iranian dual national who lived in Munich
  4. He is believed to have been acting on his own and killed himself. His motive is "completely unclear", say police
  5. Young people and "adolescents" are among the dead, and children are among those injured

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By John Harrison, Stephen Robb, Marysia Nowak, Nalina Eggert and Emma Atkinson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Live updates ending for night

    Officers in Munich

    So, to recap:

    In the last hour police in Munich have said the suspect in the shopping mall shootings is an 18-year-old German-Iranian national. He had been living in Munich for some time and acted alone, before killing himself.

    Nine victims are dead, including "adolescents", police say. Twenty people remain injured, including three people who have life-threatening injuries.

    Police say "the motive or explanation for this crime is completely unclear".

    Earlier, shooting began at about 18:00 (16:00 GMT) on Friday. Witnesses said the attacker opened fire on members of the public in Hanauer Street, near a branch of McDonald's, before he moved to the nearby Olympia shopping centre.

    Some 2,300 police officers were deployed and a manhunt was launched, as the Bavarian capital's transport system was suspended and the central railway station was evacuated.

    The body of the suspect was found about 1km (0.6 miles) from the Olympia shopping centre in the north-western suburb of Moosach. 

    We are now halting our live coverage for the night.  

    Please continue to follow our main news story, which can be found here.

  2. Swiss and Austrian police joined operation

    The news conference has now come to an end. The man giving the details was Hubertus Andrae, Munich's police president. One detail he gave earlier was that 2,300 police officers were involved in the response - they included local officers, others drafted in from neighbouring regions in Germany, and also some from Switzerland and Austria.

  3. Video: Police confirm gunman death

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    Video caption: Munich shooting: Police confirm gunman death
  4. 'Adolescents' among dead

    Police say "there are injured children, yes". Munich's police chief says "young people" are also among the dead, adding afterwards that they are "adolescents".

  5. Three have 'life-threatening injuries'

    Twenty people remain injured. Three people have "life-threatening" injuries, police add.

  6. Gunman was Iranian-German

    Police have added that the gunman had dual nationality - Iranian-German. He was found dead in a side street in the vicinity of the shopping centre.

  7. Police unaware of 'I am German' shouts

    Asked about reports the gunman shouted "I am German" while shooting, police say they have not been able to confirm or dismiss the claim and appealed for people to provide officers with video footage for analysis.

  8. Gunman used a 'handgun'

    The police chief has said the gunman used a handgun. Says he did not use a long-barreled gun, despite earlier reports. 

  9. Car escapees 'nothing to do with killings'

    The two people who left the scene at high speed - and were initially thought to have been possible accomplices - had nothing to do with the shootings, the Munich police president adds.

  10. Gunman had been in Munich 'for a while'

    Police president

    The Munich police president is giving more details on the gunman. He says he had been in Munich for "a while". When pressed he says it was for more than two years. The man was not known to law enforcement agencies. He says no links with terrorist groups have been discovered yet - but investigations continue.

  11. 'Motive of shooter unclear' - police

    The motive for the shootings is unclear, the police president has said. He adds that 2,300 law enforcement officials responded to the incident. 

  12. Two escapees were considered suspects

    The police president says two people seen fleeing the scene in a vehicle were initially considered to be suspects. He says "on the basis of witness reports and CCTV footage" a man found dead near the scene is considered to be the suspect. Police currently believe nobody else was involved.

  13. BreakingGunman was 18-year-old Iranian

    Police say gunman was an 18-year-old Iranian man from Munich.

  14. 'Most difficult day of my career'

    The police press conference in Munich has now started. The local police president is speaking, and says yesterday was "the most serious and difficult" day in his career.

  15. News conference to be held

    We are expecting police in Munich to hold a news conference in the next few minutes.

    You can watch the conference here.

  16. BreakingGunman killed himself - police

    Munich police have said the suspected gunman in the attack killed himself and may have been acting on his own. The fresh information comes after earlier reports suggested there could have been three gunmen.

  17. Police to hold press conference

    Police in Munich are planning a press conference for 02:00 local time (24:00 GMT). They added that the city's transport network, which was shut down during the attack, had reopened at around 01.15 local time (23:15 GMT).