During the hours following yesterday’s, July 22, 2016 shooting, Munich’s police has sent out a total of 81 tweets in four different languages (German, English, French and Turkish) in order to inform the population of the city about what was what was going on and how to behave, spiegel.de reports today. Besides that, the spokesman of the City Police Marcus da Gloria Martins’ efforts in keeping the public informed in a calm way, with no signs of stress and with all the patience in the world have impressed the German public.
Local media also report on the solidarity demonstrated by the people of Munich. As public transportation came to a complete halt and many people had no way of getting home, locals provided for a place to stay overnight. Bild.de reports about the manager of the Restaurant Alter Hof Johannes Müller who has let in over 100 disoriented and people in panic. He spent over €2,000 worth in food and drinks and many people stayed at the restaurant overnight covered in table cloths.
Speaking of local media, Munich’s Merkur newspaper has made its E-Paper available online over the weekend free of charge and you can have a look at how local media are reporting about the shooting here. The paper couldn’t print properly, as their printing is located in a zone which has been sealed off by police.
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. Latest reports indicate that the shooter was inspired by the attack which happened 5 years ago also on July 22.