DPA – At least nine people were killed late Friday in a shooting spree that started at a McDonald's in a shopping center in the German city of Munich. Here's what we know so far:
- All of the people killed were Munich residents, including seven teenagers.
- The suspected gunman died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound; the body was found about 1 kilometer away from the shopping center with a 9mm Glock pistol and at least 300 rounds of ammunition.
- The shooter was an 18-year-old German-Iranian and the incident is being treated as a classic case of someone running amok with "no political motivation," the state prosecutor says, noting he had no ties to ISIS.
- The German-born suspect was obsessed with mass shootings and had done considerable amount of research about the topic. The initial investigation suggested he had been treated for psychological problems.
- Authorities are still trying to determine a motive, and de Maiziere said they were investigating reports that the shooter had been bullied by his peers.
- The gunman acted alone; two men initially suspected as accomplices after leaving the scene in a car were interviewed and cleared, police said.
- Munich authorities activated the country's GSG 9 counter-terrorism unit.
- The German government called a crisis meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, but Chancellor Angela Merkel was not yet in attendance.
- Germany's national security council, headed by Merkel, will meet in Berlin on Saturday.
- Police initially spoke of an "acute state of terror."
- The shooting started at 5:52 pm (1552 GMT).
- The shooting prompted the evacuation of the main train station and touched off a widespread state of panic across the city.
- Authorities suspended public transportation, but later said services had resumed.
- German President Joachim Gauck condemned the "murderous attack in Munich."
- The White House has condemned what it called "the apparent terrorist attack that has claimed innocent lives in Munich."
- Around 100 witnesses to the attack are being supervised by crisis intervention teams.
- Iran condemned the attack, and urged the world to unite in the battle against terror.
- The shooting is the third attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days.
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