Police say the man who shot 30 people at a Munich McDonalds near a shopping mall targeted children as well as adults. Nine people were killed and 21 were wounded in the horrific attack.
Police now know the nationality of the gunman. He was a German-born, 18-year-old who also held Iranian citizenship.
Police say the gunman may have died from a self-inflicted gunshot would. An autopsy will determine if police bullets contributed to his death. Authorities have not released the man’s name, but confirmed his age and nationality.
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While accomplices are being sought, two people were questioned but released, and the gunman’s motives for the shooting, if known, are not being discussed with the media at this point.
Shooter: I am a German
Bystander: you are a c***pic.twitter.com/cJzUCg6soh
— Charles Croucher (@ccroucher9) July 23, 2016
The mass shooting appears to have been planned, but started with one man confronting the shooter in an argument — all caught on video. The profanity-laced video seems to show one man’s concern for the safety of others calling on someone to notify the police as the man was brandishing a weapon. The gunman then opened fire.
A pedestrian in Munich, Germany, may have captured video of a reported gunman opening fire outside a McDonalds… https://t.co/ZFeHiC8hWO
— wtfiscrackin (@wtfiscrackin) July 22, 2016
In another video, the man can be seen firing on children outside a McDonalds with a handgun. Another report indicates the man created a fake Facebook profile as a young girl inviting foreigners (possibly Americans) to come to the McDonalds to get free items in an attempt to lure in his victims.
— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) July 23, 2016
The shooting shut down the Munich transit system for hours, while the Austrian government stepped up its border patrols. Austria and Germany share a border. Presumably the Austrians were looking for anyone connected to the attack. An eyewitness told CNN the shooter declared, “Allah is great” in Arabic before he began his killing spree.
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