Several of the victims of the mass murder in Munich on Friday afternoon have been named. In total, nine people were shot dead at the city's biggest shopping mall – seven of whom were teenagers.
Three of the victims who died at the hands of the 18-year-old German gunman named locally as Ali David Sonboly were from Turkey, and were named by the country's foreign minister as Sevda Dag, Can Leyla and Selcuk Kilic. Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey's minister of foreign affairs, told reporters that he had telephoned their families.
Three Kosovans were also killed in the shooting, the Balkan country's foreign ministry has confirmed. Only one has been named, however, after his father visited the scene of the carnage, holding a picture of his son, who was named in handwriting on the photograph as Zabergja Dijamant.
One Greek citizen is also known to have died, and in a statement, the Greek foreign ministry said: "The impact of yesterday's tragic attack at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich sadly includes a Greek citizen among the innocent victims."
Twenty-seven people were seriously injured in the attack, 10 of whom are in a critical condition. Four of the deceased were killed inside a McDonald's near the city's Olympia-Einkaufszentrum while a fifth died outside, a senior German security official said on Friday. The rest died at the mall.
According to reports, Sonboly was a loner who had been bullied at school, and lured people to the McDonald's using a young woman's Facebook account he had hacked on the promise of a food giveaway. According to a German police spokesman, a post written using the hacked account suggested people to come to the restaurant at 4pm, saying: "I'll give you something if you want, but not too expensive."
"It appears it was prepared by the suspect and then sent out," said Robert Heimberger.