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25 July 2016

Munich shooting: Gunman planned attack ‘for year’

Ali Sonboly, Munich gunman.

Ali Sonboly, Munich gunman.

The teenage gunman who killed nine people in Munich on Friday had been planning his at

tack for a year, German authorities say.

David Sonboly, 18, who had a Glock pistol and more than 300 bullets, killed himself after the attack.

The Bavarian State Crime Office said he had bought the illegal pistol used in the attack on the internet.

Vigils continue in the Bavarian capital to commemorate the victims, seven of whom were teenagers.

Three were from Kosovo, three from Turkey and one from Greece. A further 35 people were injured.

The crime office said the victims of the attack had not been specifically targeted and were not classmates of the gunman.

Senior German politicians have called for tighter controls on the sale of guns in the wake of the shooting at the Olympia shopping centre.

Munich’s police chief has urged the media to respect the privacy of those affected by the attack on Monday, when schools reopen.

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