Yesterday, August 12, 2016 it has been exactly three weeks since the shooting rampage at the McDonald’s and the OEZ shopping mall in Munich and things are still far far from normal at the area surrounding the shooting, tz.de reported yesterday. Flowers and messages written on paper are still piling up in front of the shopping mall and according to information from the article, the City of Munich has decided to leave it like that for now, they only remove inappropriate things and messages left at the scene. People are still coming to the place where the shooting took place and leave flowers. The video below shows the locations of the shooting.
The McDonald’s franchise, where the shooting began, is closed and is currently being completely redone. Since the U-Bahn station in front of the mall is still closed, some small local businesses in the area, such as a fresh fruit shop locate next to the McDonald’s, are in threat of having to declare bankruptcy. Even regular buyers aren’t shopping in the area currently other shop owners told the newspaper.
In other news regarding the shooting, a 16-year-old who apparently knew what the 18-year-old shooter has been planning had initially been released, but the district attorney has changed the decision and has now issued an arrest warrant, abendzeitung-muenchen.de reports today, August 13, 2016.
On 22 July 2016, a shooting occurred in the vicinity of the OEZ shopping mall in the Moosach district of Munich. Ten people, including the perpetrator, were killed and 36 others were injured. The shooting took place at a McDonald's restaurant near the shopping mall, in front of a Saturn electronics store nearby, and in the mall itself. The 18-year-old shooter died nearby from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His motive is under investigation.