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    The German authorities on Tuesday arrested a man in the town of Marburg who allegedly sold a gun and ammunition to the Munich shooter, the Bavarian State Police said in a statement.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On July 22, nine people were killed in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, during mall shooting carried out by a German of Iranian origin. The gunman shoot himself after the killings.

    "There are serious suspicions that the 31-year-old man sold the Glock 17 [pistol] used in the Munich shooting to the 18-year-old German of Iranian origin. Based on the chat analysis and evidence found during [the gunman's] flat search, we can presume that the seller and the buyer agreed on the weapon sale in the Darknet in May 2016. Then, the 18-year-old traveled to Marburg on May 20 where he received the weapon in person."

    The gunman purchased 350 rounds of ammunition from the same seller during their second meeting on July 18, according to the statement.

    Following the Munich shooting attack there were calls to restrict access to weapons in Germany.

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