We’ve finally learned the identity of the lone gunman who carried out a horrific slaughter of 9 people inside a Munich McDonald’s and a nearby shopping mall. Authorities say 18-year-old ‘deranged loner’ Ali David Sonboly, who has no ties to ISIS, was responsible for the terrifying massacre. Read the details here.
Ali, who is Iranian and holds German citizenship, had been living in Munich for the past two years. He unleashed terror inside the Olympia Mall at a McDonald’s restaurant across the street from it. As for a motive, it’s unclear what his intentions were, but it is said he had an obsession with school shooting. Police described Ali as a “deranged loner.” After his deadly attack he turned his gun on himself about half a mile from where he unleashed such carnage.
During the shooting, witnesses said he spoke with a heavy southern German accent and said “I’m German” while carrying out his attack, but that he also used the Arabic saying “Allahu Akbar,” meaning “God is Great” and something that has been shouted before almost all Western terror attacks. However, Ali doesn’t appear to have any connections to ISIS. He was reportedly carrying a book when he shot himself, Why Kids Kill: Inside The Minds Of School Shooters.
Ali began his massacre around 6pm local time when he emerged from a bathroom inside the McDonald’s and according to an eyewitness began shooting children who were seated in booths eating their dinners. It’s unclear how many kids died inside the restaurant but at least four deaths occurred inside while another victim was shot to death outside the building. Authorities haven’t yet released how many victims he killed inside the mall and in what part of the building he caused the most carnage.
In all, 9 people lost their lives in the bloody attack and another 21 people were hospitalized. Terrifying video of the incident made its way onto social media and shows the gunman outside the McDonald’s, firing upon people in a passing crowd and others run for their lives. Other photos showed him on the rooftop of the mall as well as entering it.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Europe has had yet another horrific attack?