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Munich Shooting Victims

by Legacy Staff

At least eight people have been killed and many more wounded by a gunman at a shopping center in Munich, Germany, July 22, 2016, according to multiple news sources.

At least eight people have been killed and many more wounded by a gunman at a shopping center in Munich, Germany, July 22, 2016, according to multiple news sources.

The suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police released a statement on Twitter that it appeared the gunman acted alone. Police said they haven’t found a motive, and the gunman had no ties to any terrorist organizations.

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The shooting began at a McDonald’s restaurant at 5:50 p.m. local time. Gunfire was also reported at the Olympia shopping mall across the street.

Authorities shut down public transportation in the city while police conducted a search. Residents had been asked to remain inside until the situation was resolved.

“Our hearts go out to those who may have been injured,” said U.S. President Barack Obama, “Germany is one of our closest allies so we are going to pledge all the support that they may need in dealing with these circumstances.” 

The shopping center is the largest in Munich, a city of 1.4 million, and located close to a transit hub. Munich is the capital of the southern German state of Bavaria.

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