Munich gunman shouts "I am German" to witness

Gunman apparently involved in deadly attack on Munich shopping centre told bystanders: "I am German"

shooting, Munich,

Image: Sebastian Widmann / AP/Press Association Images

At least nine people have been killed in a shooting in Munich at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum, Bavaria's largest shopping centre.

Investigators say the "acute terror situation" has sparked the biggest police operation in Munich for more than a decade, adding: "We believe we are dealing with a shooting rampage."

In a video posted on Twitter, a man carrying a rifle who was filmed near the area can be heard insulting "Turks", and shouting up to people filming him from a balcony.

There have been suggestions that the shooting could have been a right-wing attack. It comes on the anniversary of the mass murder by right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik in Norway. 

Warning, some viewers may find the following footage distressing. 

Below is the transcript of the conversation between the gunman and the man on the balcony, much of which has been censored, given the language used.

Balcony Man: "You f****** a****** you..."
Shooter: "Because of you I [unintelligible]..."
Balcony Man: "You *** you. you're a ****."
Shooter: "...and now I have to buy a gun to shoot you."
Balcony Man: "a gun - f*** off your head isn't on right."
Shooter and Balcony Man shouting at each other.
Balcony Man apparently to people filming: "He's got a gun here the guy has one."
Balcony Man: "F****** foreigners."
Balcony Man to someone else : "Ey! He's got a gun. He has loaded his gun! Get the cops here!"
Shooter: "I am German."
Balcony Man: "You're a **** is what you are."
Shooter: "Stop filming!"
Balcony Man: "A **** is what you are, what the f*** are you doing?"
Shooter: "Yeah what, I was born here!"
Balcony Man: "Yeah and what the f*** you think you're doing?"
Shooter: "I grew up here in the Hartz 4 (unemployment benefits in Germany) area.
Balcony Man and Shooter talk at same time (unintelligible).
Shooter says something about "Behandlung" which means "treatment".
Balcony Man says something like, "Yeah treatment is something for you."
Shooter: "I haven't done anything here for [unintelligible]. Just shut your f****** face man."
Balcony Man: "You **** you."
Balcony Man: "Hey! He's on the upper floor here [unintelligible]."
Filming man goes into cover, shooter starts firing.
Balcony Man calls him a "****" again.
Balcony Man shouts something at him about "shooting here" and Shooter replies multiple times, "Yeah, that's where you're right! Yeah you're right with that! Yeah you're right!"