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Munich Gunman Planned Attack For a Year: Police



    Munich Gunman Planned Attack For a Year: Police
    People mourn beside the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead two days ago in Munich, Germany, on July 24, 2016.

    The 18-year-old gunman behind the shooting at the Munich shopping mall on Friday spent at least a year planning the attack, and visited the site of a 2009 school massacre, NBC News reported. 

    The shooter, identified by local media as David S., also received two months of psychiatric treatment last year, according to a spokesman for the Munich prosecutor’s office. 

    Evidence found at the shooter’s home showed he was an avid player of first-person games. Investigators also found a manifesto and a digital camera that showed he visited the site of a high school massacre in Winnenden, southern Germany.

    Officials say the shooter likely obtained his weapon, a 9mm pistol, illegally through the dark web. It was unclear where he purchased the ammunition. 

    The shooter killed nine people before shooting himself.