Munich Attacker Identified As Iranian-German Teen, 10 Dead

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Munich Police say the perpetrator of the horrific shooting Friday evening was a German-born man who also held Iranian citizenship.

During a press conference, Munich Police chief Hubertus Andra said the man who killed 9 people in a shooting rampage at a large shopping mall was an 18-year-old German who also had Iranian citizenship, the Guardian reported. Andra also said the gunman was a long-time resident of Munich and had no previous criminal record.

The Munich Police tweeted that the suspected shooter shot himself and appeared to be the only shooter.

We found a man, who killed him himself.

We assume, that he was the only shooter. #gunfire #munich

Children and teenagers were among the dead, Andra said. Police report 21 people are wounded.

Police are still investigating the shooter’s motives, which remain “fully unclear,” according to the Guardian.

An eyewitness told CNN earlier Friday evening the she heard the shooter shout “Allah is great.”

“I hear this ‘Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar,’ the eyewitness, identified as Lauretta, said. “This I know because I’m Muslim too. I hear this and I only cry.”

The shooter also targeted children at the McDonald’s restaurant where the shooting started, according to the eyewitness.

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