Munich shooting: Video shows gunman shouting 'I am German' in furious exchange with bystander

The footage was filmed from a balcony of a nearby building

Will Worley
Wednesday 27 July 2016 07:50
Comments
Munich gunman I am German

Video footage has emerged purportedly showing the Munich shooter shouting “I am German” as he argues with bystanders.

Filmed from a balcony of a nearby building, it shows the alleged shooter walking on an adjacent structure, exchanging insults with onlookers.

The gunman, apparently acting alone, opened fire near a busy shopping mall in the Bavarian capital on Friday evening, killing nine people and injuring 16 more.

Shortly into the verbal exchange, the shooter, shouts "I am German" and then “I was born here” after the onlooker shouts xenophobic remarks at him.

After more hostile words between the two parties, gunshots are heard and the person behind the camera is forced to take cover behind a wall.

An abridged transcript of the exchange is below:


Man: Why you arsehole, you dog f******?

Alleged gunman: Because of you I was bullied for seven years...

Man: You w******, you are an arsehole, look here!

Gunman: And now I have to buy a weapon and shoot you all

Man: Yeah, you do that. Do you know what, your skull deserves to be bashed in.

Sirens in the background

You arsehole look here, HEY!

Gunman: (unintelligible) let, yeah?

Man, apparently to people filming: Hey, he’s got a firearm, the w*****, look here!

Another voice: F****** Turks!

Man: Fucking foreigners around here. HEY!

Person filming: (inaudible muttering, speaking to a woman)

Man: Hey, he’s got a firearm… He…he…he’s loaded his weapon.

Man: Get the cops! Look here! He’s walking about, the w*****

Gunman: I am German!

Man: You’re a w*****, you are!

Gunman: Stop whining!

Man: A w*****, what the f*** are you doing?

Gunman: “Yeah what, I was born here.”

Man: So what, what the f*** are you doing?

Gunman: …I was born in the Hartz IV (unemployment benefits in Germany) area

Man: Your brain deserves to be bashed in, you arsehole down there!

Gunman: In the…

Man: Skull!

Gunman: I haven’t done anything since the fifth grade/school class (sounds agitated)

Man: Is this live ammunition?

Gunman: Shut your mouth

Man: HEY!

(murmuring from those filming)

Man: He’s walking about in the upper corner, he’s walking around here.

(Person filimg speaks to woman)

Two gunshots. Sounds of people panicking and screaming.

One or two more gunshots, muffled.

Man: Arsehole! You f****** arsehole!

Another voice: Is this real, what’s happening? Have they…

Man: (Unintelligible)…you complete idiot.

Translation by Jess Staufenberg

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in