President Obama pledged "all the support" that Germany may need to conduct its investigation into a Friday afternoon shooting at a Munich shopping mall.
The mall shooting in Germany is still an active situation, Obama said, so "we don't yet know exactly what's happening."
Obama made the comments when he dropped by a law enforcement event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Friday afternoon. Later, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the shooters were an "apparent terrorist attack," and condemned it.
"We still do not know all of the facts, but we do know that this heinous act has killed and injured multiple individuals in the heart of one of Europe's most vibrant cities," Earnest said.
"The resolve of Germany, the United States, and the broader international community will remain unshaken in the face of acts of despicable violence such as this," he added.
National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said Obama was briefed on the developing shooting situation in Munich by Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.
"The president will continue to be updated as the situation warrants," Price said in a statement.
Police are still responding to an eruption of gunfire at a Munich shopping center, with several media outlets reporting that several people have died and others are wounded.