Merkel Cites ‘Night of Horror’ in Munich After Shooter Kills 9

  • Police rule out terrorist motive after shooter commits suicide
  • German-Iranian had studied mass shootings, police say

German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned a “night of horror” in Munich after police ruled out any terrorist motive behind a teenage gunman’s rampage that left 10 people dead, including the killer.

“We will find what exactly what was behind this act,” Merkel told reporters in Berlin on Saturday after she convened an emergency meeting of her security cabinet. “The state and its security forces will continue to do everything to protect the security and freedom of everybody in Germany.”

Munich police said that a search of the home of the suspect, an 18-year-old German-Iranian who was born and raised in the city, yielded no evidence of any link to terrorism but showed that he had studied past shooting incidents. The attacker acted alone, police said.

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