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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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Tollwood music festival in Munich cancelled

A sign for the Tollwood Festival. Credit: Nicolas Armer / DPA / PA

A music festival in Munich has been cancelled following the shooting at the city's Olympic shopping centre.

The Tollwood Summer Festival was due to take place in the city on Friday night, but police confirmed the event had since been cancelled and urged people to avoid places with large crowds.

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