A 18-year-old boy open fired in a crowded Munich shopping mall killing 9 people and injuring 16 and then committed suicide after killing people in cold blood. Munich police said that the suspect was a dual citizen from Munich and his motive was still “fully unclear.
A cell-phone video posted online showed the suspect dressed in black standing on a rooftop parking area of the mall yelling at the person filming that “I’m German” and eventually firing shots.
The statement came after explosives experts from the Munich police examined a backpack found on a dead man thought to be the lone assailant in the rampage. The German DPA news agency even added the man’s body was found about one kilometer away from the mall where the shootings took place.
Television images of people escaping from the center have been shown. They included women and children walking quickly away. An hour after the incident began, a police spokeswoman said authorities were still evacuating people from the shopping center.
Munich transport authorities said they have halted services on train, tram and bus lines because of the shooting.
At least 16 people, including several children, were in hospital and three were in critical condition.
It was the second attack in Germany in less than a week. On Monday, a 17-year-old Afghan wounded four people in an ax-and-knife attack on a regional train near the Bavarian city of Wuerzburg, and another woman outside as he fled. All survived, although one man from the train remains in life-threatening condition. The attacker was shot and killed by police.