Munich shooting: David Sonboly ‘planned attack for year’

  • The teenage gunman who killed nine people in Munich on Friday had been planning his attack for a year, German authorities say.
  • The state government officials told a news conference that the victims of the attack had not been specifically targeted and were not classmates of the gunman.
  • David Ali Sonboly, 18, who had a Glock pistol and more than 300 bullets, killed himself after the attack.
  • Image caption David Ali Sonboly was born in Munich, to Iranian parents
  • A day earlier, officials had raised the possibility of a link to Breivik, whose own attack was carried out five years earlier to the day.

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The gunman who killed nine in Munich had planned his attack for a year and appeared to have bought his gun on the “dark net”, German officials say.


Munich shooting: David Sonboly ‘planned attack for year’