The mass killer, identified as an 18-year-old German of Iranian descent, escaped into the panicked German city after shooting up a McDonald’s and the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum mall just before 6 p.m., authorities said.
Police gave a “cautious all-clear” hours later after an intense search shuttered streets and closed public transportation, sending the city into a frightening lockdown.
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He was responding to taunts from onlookers, who filmed his movements of the car park roof of the Olympic Shopping Centre in the district of Moosach, after he went on a deadly rampage.
At least nine people have been killed in the attack yesterday evening.
The gunman’s body has been found half a mile from the scene after he reportedly turned the gun on himself.