The gunman who killed nine people in Munich was a student obsessed with mass shootings and had no known links to the Islamic State Group, German Police say. Police who searched his room found newspaper clippings on attacks including an article entitled “Why do students kill?”, Police told reporters. The killer, who was born in Munich, 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. Police also said there was an “obvious link between the gunman and Norway’s mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who murdered 77 people in July 2011. Friday evening’s attack at the Olympia shopping mall also left 27 people injured, including children.
Three of the victims were from Kosovo. The father of one of them, 21-year-old Dijamant Zabergja, was photographed holding a photo of his son near the mall on Saturday. The other two were young women. Police say the gunman had been in psychiatric care, receiving treatment for depression.