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Tense calm settles on Munich

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 00:48

There's a tense calm in Munich after Friday's shopping mall shootings as the German chancellor prepares to discuss the attack with top officials.

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION A tense calm settled over Munich on Saturday (July 23), after an 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman opened fire in a busy shopping mall on Friday evening, killing at least nine people. It's the third attack against civilians in Western Europe in eight days. The pistol-wielding attacker, identified by Munich Police Chief Hubertus Andrae a dual national, was later found dead of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. Authorities told a news conference early on Saturday the shooter was believed to have staged the attack alone, opening fire in a fast food restaurant before moving on to the mall. Sixteen people, including several children, were injured in the attack and three were in critical condition, Andrae said. There was no known motive for the shooting in Germany's third largest city, which went into lockdown with transport halted and highways sealed off immediately after the attack. Police said they were investigating a video in which the gunman is seen and heard exchanging racial slurs and profanities with another man. Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to meet her chief of staff, Peter Altmaier, and Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere and a host of intelligence officials on Saturday to review the incident.

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Tense calm settles on Munich

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 00:48