Reuters: Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties
A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday.
The 18-year-old, born and raised locally, opened fire near a busy shopping mall on Friday evening, triggering a lockdown in the Bavarian state capital.
Seven of his victims were themselves teenagers, who police said he may have lured to their deaths via a hacked Facebook account on what was the fifth anniversary of twin attacks by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik that killed 77 people.
The Munich shooting, in which a further 27 people were wounded, some seriously, was the third act of violence against civilians in Western Europe - and the second in southern Germany - in eight days.
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WNU Editor: How could the German police .... less than 24 hours after this mass shooting .... make the claim that "he was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy"? The investigation is just starting .... and even though he was screaming "allah hu akbar" during the shooting, it looks like the judgement on why this shooting occurred was made even before the bodies were brought to the morgue. It makes you wonder on why the rush to judgement. Is it because of her? .... Merkel Vows to Protect Germans as Terrorism Ruled Out in Munich (Bloomberg).
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