OEZ Shooting: Three Victims Still in Critical Condition Photo: muenchen.de/Dan Vauelle

OEZ Shooting: Three Victims Still in Critical Condition

By  Sunday, 24.7.2016, 12:11    News

The lives of three victims of the shooting near and in the OEZ shopping mall on Friday, July 22, 2016 are still in danger, merkur.de reports today. A spokesperson for the Bavarian State Criminal Police announced the news this Sunday morning in Munich. The total number of injured persons has risen to 35. Ten people were seriously injured in the shooting rampage on Friday, four of them had gunshot wounds. Among the 35 people some were injured during the scenes of panic following the shooting and also in other parts of Munich were also some who were injured on Friday night at the panicked scenes in parts of Munich.

Naturally, the Bavarian capital is still heavily under the impression of the OEZ rampage. Since many people do not want to be in their grief alone, they have arranged to meet at a public vigil in front of the shopping center. Over 3,000 people are expected to attend. Also this Sunday there will be numerous commemorations for the victims in Munich, Bavaria and the whole of Germany. In the French capital Paris, the Eiffel Tower was lit up Saturday night in memory of the victims in the German national colours of black, red and gold.

On Friday, July 22, 2016 a shooting occurred in the vicinity of the Olympia shopping mall (. Ten people, including the gunman, were killed and 35 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 from Munich 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 in Norway also on July 22.

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