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At least nine people were killed and 21 others hurt Friday in a shooting rampage at a busy shopping district in Munich, Germany, police said.

Police searched for attackers, thinking there might be three, and found a man who'd killed himself on a side street near Olympia shopping mall, police Chief Hubertus Andrae said.

Based on surveillance video and witness statements, police concluded he was the sole gunman, Andrae said.

The unidentified attacker was an 18-year-old German-Iranian who had lived in Munich for more than two years.

The man was not known to police and his motives are unclear, authorities said. No group has claimed responsibility.

Many children were among the casualties. Police said 16 people remain hospitalized.
The shooting comes as recent terror attacks have put Europe on high alert.

This week, a teenager who said he was inspired by ISIS stabbed passengers on a German train before police shot him dead. Only eight days earlier, 84 people were killed when a man drove a large truck through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France.(CNN)

 

  Comments - 5

  • kk Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:12 AM

    He said that he is not treated as an European. via DM Android App

    Laljee/Qatar Saturday, 23 July 2016 11:29 AM

    EU please welcome more refugees from these Islamic state 's.You can see more blood on your street's.

    Sri Lankan Saturday, 23 July 2016 12:38 PM

    To the Sri Lanka Authorities: Pls screen very well everyone who comes to srilanka, specially the Indians. Think outside the box.

    surasena Saturday, 23 July 2016 12:44 PM

    The free world needs to fight the Islamic fundamentalism at their own door-steps, not at the hart of the Europe. Unfortunately, there hardly any such leadership with a clout to do that.

    reefcomber Saturday, 23 July 2016 03:02 PM

    How do you know? We've just seen the original video/voice recordings on TV. There was no word about this. He said that he was German and born in this country.


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