Munich shooting: Police appeal for video evidence

Other News Materials 23 July 2016 12:39 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 23


Police in the German city of Munich have asked members of the public to submit any videos, photos or audio recordings from Friday's mass shooting, BBC News reported July 23.

Nine people were killed and 16 wounded, three of them critically, at a shopping mall by a lone gunman who later shot himself dead nearby, police say.

No motive for the German-Iranian man's actions has yet been established.

The attack is the third on civilians in western Europe in eight days, following the violence in France’s Nice and Germany’s Wuerzburg.

Police will give an update on their investigation later on July 23. They are asking people to upload any recordings that could help them to a special account.

Special forces have reportedly searched the killer's home in the Munich district of Maxvorstadt.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has given orders for flags to be flown at half-mast across Germany in mourning for the dead.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will chair a meeting of the national security council later on July 23.

The authorities say Munich is returning to normal. Public transport services, which were closed down during the huge manhunt following the attack, resumed overnight.

People could be seen laying flowers and lighting candles outside the Olympia shopping mall.