police officers on the outskirts of Munich mall where was the shooting that left nine dead, 23 July 2016 (AFP / Christof Stache)
According to the latest results of the investigation, the young German-Iranian 18 drew most of its victims into a trap by encouraging them via Facebook to come in a McDonald’s restaurant in the city to receive discounts.
The author of the massacre, which killed nine people and wounded 16, would also have been a victim in the past of “harassment” by other “kids his age,” said the Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière.
the head of the police Munich Hubertus Andra, at a press conference in Munich, July 23, 2016 (dpa / AFP / Daniel Karmann)
“We assume that this is in the case of a classic act of a madman “made a killing spree crisis have acted” without political motivation “, said Saturday the press prosecutor Munich (southern Germany) Thomas Steinkraus-Koch.
“There is absolutely no connection with (the group) Islamic State,” added the head of the local police, Hubertus Andra.
Identified as David Ali Sonboly, the killer was born in Munich (southern Germany) parents came to Germany in the late 1990s as asylum seekers and attending a school in the city.
Forces of Police on the outskirts of Munich shopping center where there was a shootout that killed nine people, July 23, 2016 (dpa / AFP / Karl-Josef Hildenbrand)
on Friday, in early evening, he opened fire on a group of people in a mall and nearby. He was later wounded by police and then committed suicide. In his backpack, investigators found 300 munitions, suggesting that it was originally intended to kill even a much larger number of people.
Most importantly, the investigators established a connection with the Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik.
“The connection is obvious,” said Mr Andrä, stressing that the shooting had occurred 5 years to the day after the massacre of 77 people by right-wing extremist, July 22, 2011. Documents on this massacre were found in his room, and on another tragedy that occurred in 2009 in Germany, when 17 year old, running amok, killed 15 people
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But if the young man was fascinated by mass killings, no evidence he shared the radical politics of the Norwegian. Coming from a family of Shiite origin, it appears that he converted to Christianity, hence the name David, the German Interior Minister.
the forces the order perform a search in an apartment of a tall building north of downtown Munich, July 23, 2016 (DPA / AFP / Tobias Hase)
clearly acted alone and prepared his coup. According to Mr. de Maizière, he probably set a trap for victims after “hacked” Facebook accounts: it has been promised coupons in a mall fast food. “A particularly insidious way to proceed,” said the minister.
Most of the victims are very young, adolescents and young adults. Among them are three Kosovars, three Turks and a Greek.
The young man lived with his parents in social housing with many foreign or foreign-born Germans. A neighbor told AFP, spoke of “a good person (…) who laughed like any normal person.”
Other neighbors described him as a loner and amateur violent video games, something that according to the Interior Minister “played a role” in this case.
Some people were evacuated from the Munich shopping center on July 22, 2016. (AFP / STRINGER)
“Everything in his body language was synonymous with + I do not want to talk to you, ‘” testified Stephan, the coffee server installed on the ground floor of the building.
a short amateur video widely circulated on social networks, and authenticated by the police, we see a waterfront agonir insults the author of the slaughter, dressed in black.
“dirty wog”, he launches this waterfront. The voice of the attacker replied: “I am German, I was born here,” he said, before launching such form of excuse, “I was in hospital treatment”
Munich found itself under siege for several hours because the police have long feared that several shooters were at large. Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke of a “night of horror”
Germany is still in shock. This killing took place just four days after an ax attack in a regional train, also Bavaria, committed by a young asylum seeker aged 17 who claimed his actions on behalf of EI.
It generally occurs in a context of fear in Europe, fueled mainly by the risks attacks. This is the third attack against civilians in less than ten days in Nice (Southern France) July 14 having been alone 84 dead.
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