Munich, July 23: An 18-year-old German-Iranian opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and close by McDonald’s on Friday night time, killing ten individuals and injuring 16 earlier than killing himself, the chief of police within the Bavarian capital Hubertus Andrae advised a information convention early on Saturday when 10 killed in Munich.
He stated the suspect was a twin citizen from Munich and his motive was nonetheless “absolutely unclear.” It was too early to label the assault an act of terrorism; earlier, the police stated that they had no indication of Islamic extremism after 10 killed in Munich.
“The query of terrorism or a rampage is tied to motive, and we don’t know the motive,” Mr. Andrae mentioned.
10 killed in Munich; police give all-clear, say suspect killed himself
In the meantime, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted that there aren’t any Indian casualties after 10 killed in Munich.
Police gave a “cautious all-clear” within the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, greater than seven hours after the assault started and introduced a lot of town to a standstill as all public transit methods have been shut down amid an enormous manhunt. They stated a physique discovered close to the scene was that of the shooter and he appeared to have acted alone and killed himself and thereafter 10 killed in Munich.
Mr. Andrae mentioned the suspect’s physique was discovered about two and half hours after the assault and was decided to be the shooter primarily based on witness statements and closed circuit tv footage of the assault. The shooter, whose identify wasn’t launched, was not beforehand recognized to police and there was no proof of any hyperlinks to terrorist organizations.
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