Germany: Munich Mall Shooting Update

9 victims dead, the most were teenagers

Three 14 years
Two 15 years
One 17 years
One 19 years
One 20 years
One 45 years

27 people wounded and hospitalized, 10 in critical condition

The shooter was an 18 years old German-Iranian male named David Ali S. and turned his gun on himself. The boy was depressed and deranged, and had received psychiatric treatment in the past.

Der Bodensee (Lake Constance) is a lake on the Rhein at the northern foot of the Alps - it consists of 3 bodies of water: the Obersee (“upper lake”), Untersee (“lower lake”), and a connecting stretch of the Rhein, called the Seerhein. It’s is shared by Germany, Switzerland, and Austria near the Alps. Specifically, its shorelines lie in the German federal states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, the Austrian federal state of Vorarlberg, and the Swiss cantons of Thurgau, St. Gallen, and Schaffhausen. The Rhein flows into it from the south following the Austro-Swiss border.

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Looming over the small Bavarian town of Hohenschwangau are the turrets and towers of one of the world’s most famous “fairytale” castles. Schloß Neuschwanstein, or “New Swan Stone Castle”, was the fantastical creation of King Ludwig II – a monarch who dreamed of creating for himself an ideal medieval palace, nestled in the Alps. Though designed to represent a 13th-century Romanesque castle, Neuschwanstein was a thoroughly 19th-century project, constructed using industrial methods and filled with modern comforts and conveniences; indeed, without the technological advancements of the time, Ludwig could never have escaped into his medieval fantasy.

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