Munich Gunman Got Weapon From Darknet

According several German news outlets, the 9mm Glock 17 that David S. used on Friday evening to kill himself and nine others in Munich was a reactivated theater weapon. This information comes from the president of the Bavarian Office of Criminal Investigation (LKA), Robert Heimberger, on a Sunday press conference. The conversion of the weapon from non-functioning to being a fully functioning firearm was done at an unknown point and the police are still unsure who completed the work. The Glock carries a certification mark from Slovakia.

The shooter, David, had purchased the gun on the internet through a darknet chat, the LKA president concludes. He goes on to explain the Darknet is a kind of secret web, “a parallel world to the network from Facebook, Amazon and other news pages, which most users are familiar with.”  The darknet can only be accessed with the right software and the knowledge of where to look. It’s most Often used by criminals looking for weapons, drugs, and child pornography.

58 shell casings were found, 57 of which were from the shooter’s weapon and the one remaining was from a police handgun. A police officer fired at David in a parking deck but

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