At least eight people were killed and 10 others injured on Friday, July 22 in a shooting rampage at a busy shopping district in Munich, Germany.
The shooting broke out at a McDonald’s across from the Olympia shopping mall about 5:50 p.m. (11:50 AM ET).
Authorities in Munich believe as many as three attackers carried out the shooting.
Police have discovered a ninth body, whom they believe is one of the suspected shooters.
Global Education Oregon (GEO) has a few programs in Germany, but none operate in Munich.
At time of this incident, seven UO students were studying in the State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany in various cities (approx. 213 km northwest of Munich).
Six of the seven students have checked-in with GEO and are confirmed safe, we are waiting to hear on the 7th student.
Another 10 GEO students are slated to begin their summer program in Berlin tomorrow (July 23).
Of these 10 students, seven are from the University of Oregon and three are from GEO partner universities.
A total of four traveling students are confirmed safe.
Many of these students are traveling at this time because their program begins tomorrow in Berlin.
We will continue to reach out to the remaining Berlin students until they are all accounted for.
Our deepest condolences and sympathy are extended to the people of Germany and the families affected by this tragedy.
Any updates to this story will be published below.
UPDATE: Monday, July 25, 2016 [7 AM PST].
All GEO students accounted for in Germany.
All seven GEO students at partner universities in the State of Baden-Württemberg checked in with our office by Saturday, July 23 in the morning.
Today all 10 GEO students scheduled to start their programs at the Freie Universität Berlin (FUBIS) arrived safely to their destination and have begun their studies.