Munich police probe fake social media promise of ‘free food’ at McDonald’s massacre site

Munich police probe fake social media promise of ‘free food’ at McDonald’s massacre site
Shooter (Image: Screen grab via Twitter)

[Ed. – Apparently the shooter may have lured victims to the McDonald’s with a promise of free food.]

Police are investigating a fake Facebook advert which offered free food at the McDonald’s where a gunman killed the first of his nine victims.

Munich was in lockdown for a major police operation around the city’s Olympic Park, after the 18-year-old Iranian opened fire at the fast food restaurant, before targeting shoppers in a busy mall in the district of Moosach.

The killer’s body has been found half a mile from the scene after he reportedly turned the gun on himself. Police now believe he may have acted alone, after they initially went in search of three gunmen yesterday.

And at a press conference at 2.30am local time today, Munich Police President Hubertus Andrae confirmed the force were probing a Facebook page which was offering free food at the McDonald’s at the same time the gunman began his shooting spree.

The shooter has been identified as a dual nationality German-Iranian, who has been living in Munich for more than two years.

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