Munich shooting: What we know so far IBTimes UK
  • A gunman went on a shooting rampage at a Munich mall before 6pm on 22 July.
  • Reports of second shooting at Marienplatz station
  • Munich Police said they were treating the incident as a 'terror attack'.
  • 10 people are confirmed dead including a possible gunman.
  • At least 13 are wounded, 3 critically according to Agence France-Presse.
  • Police say they believe the shooting was carried out by a sole gunman.
  • Police have issued a 'cautious all-clear' as public transport is resumed in the city.
  • No motive has yet been established for the attack.
  • German Chief-of-Staff has said it cannot yet be confirmed whether it was terror attack.
  • Perpetrator was a lone 18-year-old gunman of German-Iranian nationality.
  • The motive for the shooting remains ' totally unclear'.
  • World leaders have pledged their support to the people of Germany.
  • Munich police said the city is back to normal.
  • The German-Iranian Munich killer has been identified as Ali Sonboly.
  • Sonboly is said to have created a fake Facebook account, posing as a teenage girl called "Selina Akim".

Mail Online reports Ali Sonboly is the son of a taxi driver, who lived just two miles away from the area where he shot down nine people and injured several others.


The Munich killer has been identified as Ali Sonboly, who is said to have posed as a teenage girl by the name Selina Akim on a fake Facebook account.

Media reports suggest that Sonboly used messages posted on the fake Facebook account to lure young victims to the mall and at a nearby McDonald's outlet, saying the eatery was offering free food.


Iranian news agency IRNA reports Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Ghasemi has condemned the Munich attack and has expressed solidarity with the German government.


German newspaper Bild report that police is interrogating the Munich attacker's father and forensic teams are conducting searches at their apartment in the central borough of Maxvorstadt, Munich.

Neighbours told the newspaper that the attacker was a "quiet guy."


Russian state media reported Russian President Vladimir Putin sent condolences to German chancellor Angela Merkel and chief minister of Bavaria.


Twitter users offer safe haven after deadly Munich shooting, writes IBTimes UK's Hyacinth Mascarenhas:


A twitter follower reacts to the brutal killing in Munich:


UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson says deadly Munich attack is proof of a "global sickness".



Munich police tweeted a while back that everything in the city is back to normal, except that buses, trams and other vehicles are barred from plying near Olympia shopping mall or Olympia-Einkaufszentrum (OEZ).


Candles lit near the Olympia shopping mall, where Friday evening's shooting rampage started in Munich, Germany.

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A warning message distributed by the German civil defence app KATWARN informing about a shooting rampage at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, is pictured on a mobile phone in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 22, 2016.

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A pedestrian hands flowers to a policeman to place it near the Olympia shopping mall, where Friday's shooting rampage started, in Munich, Germany.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to hold an emergency meeting with intelligence officials as well as her Chief of Staff Peter Altmaier and Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere later in the day.


French President Francois Hollande said in a statement:

"The terrorist attack that struck Munich killing many people is a disgusting act that aims to foment fear in Germany after other European countries."


Munich Police said their primary concern now is the situation of the injured and the families of the victims.


US president Barack Obama has condemned the attack that took place in Munich.

Germany is one of our closest allies, so we are going to pledge all the support that they may need in dealing with these circumstances.


The police will hold a press conference around noon with further updates.


Police President Hubertus Andrae concluded the press conference by offerin g his thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims, as he reassured the citizens of Munich that there is "no more danger."


A plain clothes policeman at the shopping mall was the first person to respond to the shooter, it was reported at the press conference. It is not yet confirmed whether the gunman was killed by police or turned his weapon on himself.


Police Chief confirms that "adolescents are amongst the dead and children amongst the injured."


Police chief confirms "10 people are dead, 3 people are critically injured and 13 slightly injured."


The perpetrator was found dead in a side street near the Olympia shopping mall.


The perpetrator has a dual-nationality- German and Iranian - it has been confirmed. The Police Chief said he could not confirm whether or not he had his passport on his person at the time of the attack.


Mr Andrae has requested witnesses to forward any footage and photos from the scene to the police adding that police personnel will also be speaking to eye-witnesses directly.