Munich Shooting: BBC: Munich gunman 'had link to Anders Breivik', Norway killer

16:11 Jul. 23, 2016

BBC: Munich gunman 'had link to Anders Breivik', Norway killer

A woman lights a candle in front of the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead the day before in Munich, Germany, Saturday, July 23, 2016. (AP Photo)

Most of the victims were teenagers

The gunman who killed nine people in Munich was obsessed with mass shootings and had an obvious link to Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, German police say.

Read also 5th Anniversary of Breivik Massacre: Norway pays tribute to victims

Police who searched the 18-year-old's room say they found written material on attacks.

The gunman, who later killed himself, had a 9mm Glock pistol and 300 bullets.

Police are investigating whether he may have lured his victims through a Facebook invitation to a restaurant. He is suspected of using a fake account under a girl's name to invite people to the McDonald's restaurant where he launched his attack.

Read also Munich Shooting Attack: Motive is unclear, gunman acted alone

Friday evening's attack at the Olympia shopping mall also left 27 people injured, including children.

Seven of the dead were teenagers. Three victims were from Kosovo, three from Turkey and one from Greece.

Full story

comments powered by Disqus


News15:57 Oct. 22, 2016
Belarus wants apologies from Ukraine over plane
News14:28 Oct. 22, 2016
NATO appoints its first intelligence chief - DW
News12:41 Oct. 22, 2016
19 dead in chopper crash landing in Russia
News11:57 Oct. 22, 2016
Mental health of Ukrainian prisoner in Russia requires urgent treatment - journalist
News09:53 Oct. 22, 2016
Grad is back in conflict zone (update)
Subscribe to receive regular email updates about Ukraine and Eastern Europe