The 18-year-old German-Iranian man who
opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping
mall and a nearby McDonald’s, killing nine
people and wounding 16 others before killing
himself, has been named in reports by
German media as Ali David Sonboly.
According to reports, Sonboly created a fake
Facebook profile under the alias Selina Akim
to entice youngsters to the centre’s
McDonald’s branch, before starting his
shooting spree at around 6.30pm on Friday.
During a press conference on Saturday
morning, Munich Police President Hubertus
Andrae confirmed the Police force were
looking at Ali David Sonboly’s Facebook page.
Police gave a “cautious all clear” early on
Saturday morning, more than seven hours
after the attack began, and brought much of
the city to a standstill as all public transit
systems were shut down amid a massive
manhunt. They said a body found near the
scene was that of the shooter and he appeared
to have acted alone.
Five of the attacker’s victims are adolescents –
sparking fears it was a revenge attack for
teens who bullied him.
Police say the motives of the attacker are still
‘unclear’ at the moment and it may be
connected or unconnected to foreign terror
groups like ISIS.
This is the third major act of violence against
civilians in Western Europe in eight days. The
previous attacks, in the French resort city of
Nice and on a train in Bavaria near the city of
Wuerzburg, were claimed by Terrorist group
18 year old killer created fake Facebook page offering Free McDonalds to lure teens to attack scene