There were no immediate details about the victims of Friday’s attack on Munich’s Olympia shopping complex.Munich’s police chief, Hubertus Andrä, said 10 people were killed in total, including the shooter, who committed suicide about half a mile away from the mall.In both those cases, the assailants were inspired by the Islamic State, authorities said.But German officials said investigators were looking into the possibility that Friday’s attack was motivated by anti-immigrant sentiments, as well as the prospect that Islamist extremism was behind it.
A German intelligence official noted that it was the fifth anniversary of a lone-wolf massacre in Norway that claimed the lives of 77 people.The initial investigation was pointing “in all directions,” police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins told reporters in Munich.There have been few mass shootings in recent years in Germany, which has tough gun laws, and police said they had not previously been aware of any threat posed by the gunman.The young man’s family called from Aleppo to see if he was OK,” Elfenbein wrote. The rise of terrorism threatens the way of life for all civilized people, and we must do everything in our power to keep it from our shores.” The Munich mall is near the city’s Olympic Stadium, the centerpiece of the 1972 Summer Olympic Games that became known for tragedy when Palestinian terrorists took Israeli athletes hostage and killed 11 of them.In Washington, President Obama told a group of law enforcement officers at the White House that the United States is offering German authorities “all the support that they may need in dealing with these circumstances.” He said the Munich attack is a reminder that “our freedoms, our ability to go about our business every day, raising our kids, seeing them grow up . Munich is about 40 miles north of Germany’s southern border with Austria, and the city has been deeply affected by a huge influx of asylum seekers sparked by upheaval in the Middle East.
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A video clip posted on Twitter showed a gunman opening fire outside the Mc Donald’s as people dashed for cover. investment adviser and blogger, Eddy Elfenbein, tweeted Friday that his brother was in Munich.The man appeared to fire on passersby with a handgun, seemingly at random. “He was helped to safety by a young Syrian immigrant. It depends on the men and women in uniform every single day who are, under some of the most adverse circumstances imaginable at times, making sure to keep us safe.” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in a statement: “This cannot continue.More than 1 million asylum seekers arrived in Germany in 2015, and many of them have passed through Munich. About 1 in 7 of the arrivals remain in the city and surrounding region, in the state of Bavaria.Sabiha said she saw at least two people killed and one injured.
“I was lucky because he shot toward the other directions, not mine,” she said, speaking from a hiding spot inside a storage room in the store.A gunman went on a rampage Friday in a busy shopping area of Munich, killing nine people and wounding 21 others in an act of “suspected terrorism” before he committed suicide, police said early Saturday.The attack prompted authorities to lock down much of the southern German city and launch a massive manhunt.A shooting rampage in a Munich shopping area left at least eight people dead Friday.Police reported a ninth fatality and said they were trying to verify whether a gunman committed suicide.