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Munich gunman 'planned shooting attack for up to a year'

A gunman who killed nine people during a shooting in Munich, Germany, had planned the attack for a year, the Bavaria state crime office has said.

  • David Sonboly, 18, had spent two months as a psychiatric inpatient in 2015 and then received ongoing outpatient care
  • German authorities said he purchased a Glock 17 handgun used in the attack on the so-called "dark web"
  • Police have said there are "no indications" the attack was terror-related and the teenager was "obsessed" with mass shootings
  • Seven of the nine killed were teenagers, 27 others were injured - 10 of whom are in a critical condition, including a 13-year-old boy
  • Suspect was not known to police and had no criminal record, Munich's police chief said
  • His parents have been unable to be interviewed as they are currently in a state of shock, officials said.
  • Munich is in a state of emergency as a result of the attack
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Eyewitness: Everyone was really scared and confused

An eyewitness has described the moment she managed to escape from the shopping centre shooting in Munich, and described the moment of "panic".

Thamina Stoll told ITV News that she was walking towards the centre with her family when they were approached by a group fleeing from the scene.

She said the group heard the shooting and were "screaming and crying" and were "in panic".

Ms Stoll took them to her grandmother's apartment a short walk away, and said "about fifty people were running towards our house seeking shelter".

She added: "Everyone was really scared and confused. Nobody really knew what was going on."

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