Shooting in Munich – level 3
It was the third attack in Western Europe in 8 days. A gunman entered the Olympia Shopping Centre in Munich and went on a shooting rampage, killing 9 people and injuring a further 27.
In a press conference, police chief and officials announced their intensive research shows the gunman had no links to so-called Islamic State. But there are indications that he had been receiving psychiatric and medical care.
The shooter, who did not have a license to the gun, killed himself at the end of his attack. He was not known to police and had no criminal record. As part of the ongoing investigation, special police units raided an apartment in the early hours of the morning.
Witnesses of the attack describe the scene as a “bloodbath.” Emergency services reported they received over 4,000 emergency calls by midnight.
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