Munich police just held a press conference and we now have a few more facts about the Munich attack yesterday:
1) If you follow the news and see the number of injured fluctuating and jumping up: After the initial attack and reporting on it there were several incidents of panic and overreaction/false alarms in other parts of the city. Those panics caused some injuries. Police are now counting those among the total caused by the initial attacks, but that does not mean the attacker himself injured more people than initially thought. It is, essentially, a change in "bookkeeping", so to speak, and not a sign that police/emergency services missed some victims.
2) The gun used was a Glock 9mm pistol with a filed-down serial number and the attacker had at least 300 bullets in his backpack when he took his own life. Chances are that gun and ammunition were acquired illegally.
3) While German-Iranian, the gunman was born in Germany. His parents both have jobs and the family lived in one of the better parts of Munich.
4) The home of the gunman has been searched and no evidence whatsoever was found that he had any islamist connections or interest in ISIS. His electronic media and computer are still being evaluated and searched for clues, but physical evidence (books and the like) has been found that he researched amok runs of the past.
5) The public prosecutor in the press conference mentioned that the gunman may have been in treatment for a condition he described as "on the depressive disorder spectrum" (as far as I can translate it, not being an expert on the exact clinical terminology), but cautioned that they are in the early stages of looking into this.
All in all this looks more and more like an amok run instead of an act of terrorism.
What really impresses me in all this tragedy is how calm pretty much all the key players, from police to politicians remain in the face of this tragedy, cautioning patience and waiting for facts, before jumping to conclusions and milking this for cheap propaganda. I am sure there are some voices in the media who are jumping on this to denounce migrants and asylum seekers that I am just not aware of, but I find some solace in the calm projected by our police and politicians in all this madness.