Munich’s Mayor Dieter Reiter made his first official statement about yesterday’s attack today, July 23, 2016 a day after the shooting for the official website of the City of Munich at muenchen.de. He said:
"We are all appalled and shocked by the terrible deed. Our thoughts and sympathy are with the victims and their families and friends. My sincere thanks go to the police and all involved in the emergency services, which did outstanding work." He continued:" Today is a day of mourning - not of celebration. Therefore, all of the city’s festivals and celebrations for this weekend are cancelled. Many private organisers have decided the same way. These are difficult moments for Munich. I am impressed by the great helpfulness and solidarity of the people of Munich. Our city stands together."
Today at 2pm Mayor Reiter and the Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer will lay a wreath at the OEZ shopping mall where the shooting took place.
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. According to latest reports, most of the victims were young people, the oldest being a 45-year-old woman.
The cancelled events include the central manifestation in honour of the 500th anniversary of the Bavarian Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot) organised by Bavarian Breweries, the Festival of Bavarian Beer Culture began yesterday in central Munich, and the Oben Ohne festival, which was set to take place today at the city’s Konigsplatz.
Another massive event that has been cancelled following yesterday’s shooting is the huge Midsummer Night’s Dream 2016, a one day event which was set to place at the Olympia Park’s Olympic Stadium and at the Coubertinplatz, also within the Olympic Park. The event would have included 35 minutes of fireworks. It is likely that many more events planned for tonight and tomorrow have also been cancelled. The City of Munich’s official site at muenchen.de, advices to get in contact with the organisers for details on the respective event.