The shooter has been identified as being 18 years old and German citizen of Iranian origin. An eyewitness told German media that one of the attackers, outfitted with military-style boots, screamed "Scheib Auslander," German for "F**king Migrants."
Also, a video posted on social media shows a suspect on the roof of the mall shooting and saying "I am a German," according to German newspaper Abendzeitun-Muenchen.
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Locals suggest that the mall targeted was known as a spot where migrants often met. The shopping center was also near the Hasenbergl district, which hosts a large immigrant population.
The shooting left at least 10 people dead and 20 injured and launched a citywide manhunt. A police spokesman said that as many as 100 people witnessed the shooting attack.
Authorities have confirmed that one of the victims was a suicide and that there is a high probability that the shooter acted alone, refuting earlier claims of multiple shooters. Bavarian broadcaster BR says that a dead man found near the scene of the shooting had a red backpack similar to the one seen in possession of the shooter at McDonalds.
A state of emergency has been declared.