Below are today’s, July 23, 2016 front pages of newspapers and statements from world leaders about yesterday’s shooting in Munich.
German president Joachim Gauck said:
"I am deeply shocked by the murderous attack in Munich. My thoughts are with all the victims and all those who are grieving or fearing for a loved one. And I feel a bond with all those who are working to protect people and save lives."
US president Barack Obama said:
"Our hearts go out to those who may have been injured. It's still an active situation and Germany is one of our closest allies so we are going to pledge all the support that they may need in dealing with these circumstances."
Boris Johnson, UK Foreign Secretary said:
“I am shocked and appalled by the terrible attack unfolding this evening in Munich, and the loss of life. My thoughts are with those injured and the families of those killed. We stand ready to assist our friends in Germany. Our travel advice to UK nationals in the area tonight is to stay indoors and follow the advice of the local authorities.”
Donald Trump said:
“Our prayers are with all those affected by the horrible attacks in Munich. This cannot continue. The rise of terrorism threatens the way of life for all civilized people, and we must do everything in our power to keep it from our shores.”
Hillary Clinton tweeted:
"Monitoring the horrific situation in Munich. We stand with our friends in Germany as they work to bring those responsible to justice."
Yesterday, July 22, 2016 a shooting occurred in the vicinity of the Olympia shopping mall (Olympia-Einkaufszentrum, OEZ). Ten people, including the gunman, were killed and 21 were injured. The shooting took began at a McDonald's restaurant near the shopping mall. Officials identified the lone gunman as an 18-year-old German of Iranian descent who later committed suicide.