A shooting in a shopping centre in Munich has left ten people, including the gunman, dead.

The shooting began at a McDonald’s restaurant near the shopping mall. Officials identified the lone gunman as a man of German-Iranian descent who later committed suicide.

The shooting comes as recent terrorist attacks have put Europe on high alert.

This week, a teenager who said he was inspired by Islamic State stabbed passengers on a German train before police shot him dead. Eight days earlier, 84 people were killed when a man drove a large truck through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France.

Last night, the Munich Police department tweeted their belief that they had found the suspect, a lone gunman, who died of a self-inflicted gun wound to the head.

Later, a press conference was held at the Media Center of the Munich Police Department, where police commissioner Hubertus Andrä confirmed the events that took place and identified the gunman, an 18-year-old German man of Iranian descent who held both German and Iranian citizenship. The gunman had lived in Munich for over two years and had no criminal record.

U-Bahn, tram, and bus service, as well as services on the central portion of the S-Bahn in Munich, were stopped. Munich main station was evacuated and all trains in and out of Munich were cancelled. Regional and inter-city trains ceased their service to and from the region of the shooting.

As of this morning, all city public transportation was reopened.

Nine civilians and the perpetrator died in the incident, and another 21 were injured.[2] In preparation for admitting injured civilians, multiple hospitals called their medical staff for work outside normal working hours. A state of emergency was declared at the Rechts der Isar Hospital, where an injured civilian died.

 

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