Munich shooter had no links to ISIS, but did plan attack: police
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Police in the German city of Munich say a man who shot dead nine people in a shopping center on Friday had no apparent links to the Islamic State militant group.
They say the 18-year-old was born and raised in Munich,… and held both German and Iranian passports.
Lee Ji-won starts us off.
Another terror attack has rocked Germany.
This time a shooting rampage by a man at a shopping district in Munich has killed at least nine and injured 27, most of them teenagers.
At just before six p.m., local time, on Friday 18-year-old Iranian immigrant, Ali Sonboly opened fire in front of a McDonald’s restaurant near a busy shopping mall.
Sixteen people are still in hospital, including several children, and three who are in critical condition.
About two-and-a-half hours after the first gunshots rang out, the attacker was found dead near the mall with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.
The Munich police chief and prosecutors held a press conference on Saturday to provide more details on the attacker after investigating his home and family.
Although the attacker’s motives are still unclear, he did not appear to have any political motivation and there were no evidence directly linking him to ISIS.
But the police did find documents on shooting sprees — an indication the attack was planned and premeditated.
The police also found the attacker had been in psychiatric care and was treated for depression.
The shooting rampage came just four days after an Afghan refugee, who swore allegiance to ISIS, injured more than 20 people in an axe attack on a train in southern Germany.
Lee Ji-won, Arirang News.
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