Teen responsible for Munich attack was “obsessed” with mass killers

Disturbing new details are emerging about the teenage killer who opening fire outside a Munich shopping centre, killing nine people.

18-year-old Ali David Sonboly opened fire at the shopping centre on Friday evening, killing nine and wounding 16 others – three critically, before turning the gun on himself.

Most of the victims in the attack were young people, with three aged just 14.


Police have revealed Sonboly was “obsessed” with mass killers like Norwegian right-wing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and desribed the shooting as a “classic act by a deranged person”.

Investigators believe there is a link between the attack and Breivik’s massacre of 77 people in Norway exactly five years earlier.

It’s understood Sonboly had suffered depression, while media reports said he had undergone psychiatric treatment.

They again confirmed the German-Iranian student had no links to Islamic State and had a history of mental illness.

“There is absolutely no link to the Islamic State,” Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae said.