Earlier today a single perpetrator went on a shooting spree at a shopping mall in Munich, Germany. The Munich Police have now issued an all clear, confirming a single shooter, and indicating that public transportation has resumed and the shelter in place order is lifted. A press conference is ongoing, so we’ll hopefully have more information soon. As of right now we know that there are 10 dead, including the shooter who committed suicide, and 21 wounded. The only current indication of who the shooter might be and what he wanted is from an eye witness who indicated that the shooter “yelled an anti-foreigner slur”. As always this is an ongoing situation and the information is likely to change over the next 24 to 48 hours.
Update at 8:20 PM EDT
Here’s the link to the Munich Police press conference.
Update at 8:25 PM EDT
The Guardian has reported, based on a translation of the Munich Police’s press conference, that the shooter was an 18 year old German of Iranian descent. His body was found at 8:30 PM local time. They have confirmed that he shot himself.
Update at 8:40 PM EDT
The Guardian is reporting that the Munich Police have indicated that the shooter had lived in Munich for a long time and had no criminal record. The investigation is ongoing and no motive has been reported yet.
President Hillary Clinton and Vice-President Tim Kaine
Sign me up!
If she feels he is ready to govern and that she can work with him that’s all that matters. Wish it wasn’t such an inside the box pick, but the image of stability will be a good contrast with what’s happening on the other side
Adam, can you put up a Kaine thread?
@Baud: Seconded! Big news.
@Baud: Is he able?
Adam L Silverman
@Baud: Unless he’s gone on a shooting spree, or he’s rampaging around rending attendees at a political rally limb from limb, no! I only do violent breaking news.//
Villago Delenda Est
10 dead, 21 wounded. Those are American mass shooting numbers.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@Adam L Silverman: he’s making a lot of purity trolls cry, and I’m sure the whining about “hippie punching” will begin in a trice
@Adam L Silverman: Stay in your lane, man.
@Villago Delenda Est:
Second rate American mass shooting numbers. We can do so much better than that when we really try.
Adam, why is your robed fellow flipping the bird?
Adam L Silverman
@Baud: @Elizabelle: Its up!
@Cacti: I believe he’s pointing towards Vienna, telling those Hapsburgs to fuck off and let some Wittlesbach love rule the empire for a change.
Adam L Silverman
@Cacti: That’s the Munich Coat of Arms – standard. There’s a fancier one for special occasions because of course there is.
Some outlets were reporting that today is the 5th anniversary of the Norway massacre. Curious to find out if this is related or just an eerie coincidence.
Damn. Just damn. Well, Munich seems to have contained the situation and then opened things up remarkably quickly and efficiently. Damn…such a sad thing for the city. I do wonder what the broader German reaction is likely to be, so quickly after Nice. If I didn’t somehow suspect that Daesh’s organizational capacities are both overrated and overworked right now, I’d start to wonder if there was some sort of concerted campaign of theirs . More erosion of that “grey zone” you were referring to the other day.
Calhoun’s rat study.