Attack in Munich

Breaking news from Germany:

At least one person has died and another 10 people are injured after a lone gunman went on a shooting spree in a German shopping centre.

A major police operation is ongoing in Munich, around the city’s Olympic Park.

People were seen running from the shopping mall to get away from the incident after hearing gunshots.

The area around the Munich Olympia Shopping Centre in the district of Moosach has been sealed off as emergency services try to control the situation.

 Sounds like the Amish are getting out of control again.

UPDATE: Now reporting “several dead” and a possible second active shooter.

UPDATE: The shooting was at a McDonalds. So we can’t rule out Cheeseburger Rage.

UPDATE: Some sites are reporting the one shooter was white, but from the recorded verbal exchange, he sounds more like a second-generation Turk.

Man: “What makes you German?”

Gunman: “I was born here.”

That’s not how a German national would claim to be German, but it is how secondos often identify themselves. And in Germany, most secondos are Turkish.

Gunman: Ich bin Deutchscher

Man: Du bist ein Wixxer, bist du.

Gunman: Hort auf mich zu filmen!

Man: Was macht dich Deutsch?

Gunman: Ich bin hier geboren worden.

Man: Na und? 

Before he started shooting, the two other guys were calling him a Turkish shit and a scheissen Kanake. The latter term “is now usually used with an exclusively derogatory connotation against people of Turkish or Middle Eastern ancestry.”

UPDATE: Holy cats, a guy on Sky News is just blatantly lying, claiming that the GUNMAN was shouting the anti-immigrant epithets and stressing that he claimed to be a German born in Germany, but ignoring the obvious second-generation context. That being said, I tend to doubt that was an Islam-inspired attack, but more a case of a literally crazy immigrant.