"I am shocked and have nothing to say," a local resident said.
On Friday evening, the woman was informed by her friends that she shouldn't go out because of the shooting that took place in the center of the city.
"And I really planned to go there with my little one," the woman said, adding that she got really scared when she heard the news. "Windows and doors are all closed. I was glad that my husband was at home," she added.
On Friday, the 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and a nearby McDonald's, killing nine and injuring over 30 others before committing suicide. The attack caused panic across the country as many people have repeatedly expressed their security concerns, especially amid the growing influx of migrants to Germany.
"Our kids spend their time here every day. They come here to eat ice cream or buy something," a local man told Sputnik. He was on his way home from work when he heard about the shooting. "Until today, I was still convinced that I live in a safe place. That shocked me," he said.
However, this explanation of the crime doesn't seem to be sufficient for the local residents. They demand more action from the German authorities to prevent similar attacks in the future.
"This is our home, our neighborhood, we come here every day," said another local resident and burst into tears. "We are very afraid for our children, because we can't protect them against such things."
Earlier, German newspaper Das Bild released a photo of the shooter who opened fire at passers-by in the center of Munich. German police denied rumors connecting the perpetrator to terrorist organizations.