This really couldn’t get any more appalling. Three gunmen opened fire in a shopping complex in Munich, Germany on July 22, and an eyewitness says they were targeting children. Now outrage is rightfully spreading across the internet. Here are some of the most heartfelt reactions.
When will it stop? Just days after an attack on a train in Germany, at least 8 more people were killed by gunmen in a shopping plaza. According to CNN, three men began shooting at innocent citizens before escaping from police. Police say the situation “looks like a terror attack” and now the entire city is on lockdown in an attempt to keep citizens safe.
The most horrifying part of this entire attack is that children were the intended target. A woman named Lauretta told CNN that her own son was in a bathroom at a McDonald’s when one of the shooters came in. “That’s where he loaded his weapon,” she said. “I hear like an alarm and boom, boom, boom… And he’s still killing the children.”
“The children were sitting to eat. They can’t run,” she explained. She said that she heard the man say “Allahu Akbar,” which means God is great. “I know this because I’m Muslim. I hear this and I only cry.” Poor thing! We can only imagine her horror, and people online are outraged as well. They’ve rushed online to express grief, pain and rage at the unthinkable crime.
Here is what people are saying about the fact that the gunmen targeted sweet, helpless children with their terrible and violent attack:
— Toya (@greysniper) July 22, 2016
— A Nationalist (@Peacef_Warrior) July 22, 2016
goodnight and please keep the victims of the attack in munich and the children who are still fighting for their lives in your thoughts
— verena (@asexualczerny) July 22, 2016
Feel truly sick over #Munich attack tonight – esp reports of shooting at children. Can't listen to music or think of going out. Truly tragic
— Sandy Rashty (@SandyRashty) July 22, 2016
HollywoodLifers, what is your reaction to the horrifying events that happened in Munich, Germany? What do you think needs to be done to end tragedies like this from happening in the future? Share your thoughts with us!