Police officers at Olympia shopping mall in Munich, following a shooting rampage (Image Credit: Reuters)

Lone' Munich shooter kills nine, commits suicide

An 18-year-old German-Iranian on a shooting rampage at a busy mall kills nine, wounds 16, say police

MUNICH: German police said Saturday a gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a busy mall in Munich likely acted alone, and then committed suicide after killing nine people in cold blood.

The third attack on civilians in Europe in barely a week sent panicked shoppers fleeing the Olympia (OEZ) mall as elite police launched a massive operation to track down what had initially been thought to be up to three assailants.

"The perpetrator was an 18-year-old German-Iranian from Munich," police chief Hubertus Andrae told reporters after the rampage.

The shooter had dual citizenship and "no criminal record".
"The motive or explanation for this crime is completely unclear," he added.

However, a police spokesman in the Bavarian capital had said earlier that...Read more...