Greek among the dead, For­eign Min­istry con­firms

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The Greek For­eign Min­istry con­firmed on Satur­day that a Greek was among the nine peo­ple killed in Mu­nich on Fri­day when a lo­cal teenager went on a shoot­ing ram­page. “The im­pact of yesterday’s tragic at­tack at the Olympia shop­ping mall in Mu­nich sadly in­cludes a Greek cit­i­zen among the in­no­cent vic­tims,” the min­istry said in a state­ment, adding that the vic­tim was male. Re­ports sug­gested that he was an 18year-old from north­ern Greece. “Greece’s gen­eral con­sul in Mu­nich is tak­ing all ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion in co­or­di­na­tion with the rel­e­vant Ger­man au­thor­i­ties,” the For­eign Min­istry’s state­ment said. Three Turk­ish cit­i­zens were also among the dead at the mall shoot­ing, which was car­ried out by an 18-year-old Ger­man of Ira­nian de­scent. Ac­cord­ing to Mu­nich po­lice, the gun­man, who wounded more than a dozen oth­ers be­fore killing him­self, was ob­sessed with mass shoot­ings. Ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tions sug­gest the Mu­nich-born sus­pect had suf­fered from psy­cho­log­i­cal prob­lems and had re­ceived treat­ment. “We ex­press our ab­hor­rence at and un­equiv­o­cal con­dem­na­tion of the deadly at­tack on the Olympia shop­ping mall in Mu­nich,” the Greek For­eign Min­istry said in the wake of the at­tack. “Our thoughts are with the Ger­man peo­ple and with the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims, to whom we ex­press our con­do­lences.”

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