The driver took his own life after crashing through the crowd. These numbers are, of course, preliminary, with some of the wounded being critically injured.
Police are checking into authenticity of reports that several other perpetrators may have fled from the van — developing.
We’re still waiting for ‘official’ confirmation that it was terror-related, but it certainly fits what ‘experts’ like to call ‘the fact pattern’.
Popular gathering spot? Check.
Crowd of unarmed people hit without warning? Check.
Van mows down a crowd of pedestrians? Check.
Driver killed self after killing and maiming others? Check.
‘Suspicious object’ discovered in vehicle? Check.
But let’s not ‘rush to judgment’ about motives or anything.
Here’s news video:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 7, 2018
#BREAKING: 3 dead, 20 injured, 6 critically, in #Muenster, a university town in western #Germany, after delivery van careens into crowded street. Driver committed suicide. Police investigating whether individual attack or others involved. #Münster #Munster via @CNN pic.twitter.com/fhHMGBtHB6
— Paula Chertok???? (@PaulaChertok) April 7, 2018
It was ‘deliberate’… but they can’t figure out why that happened.
— Livelife8072 (@Livelife8072) April 7, 2018
We’ve seen this story play out before.
The left is FINALLY figuring out that “Everyone” (e.g. everyone whose biases they agree with) ‘got The Pulse Shooting Wrong’. They even admitted they got it wrong because they saw what they WANTED to see in that story.
Not long after Omar Mateen opened fire inside a bustling gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the media scrambled to understand his depraved actions. Almost overnight, a narrative emerged that until now has been impossible to dislodge: Mateen planned and executed an attack on Pulse because he hated gay people.
“Let’s say it plainly: This was a mass slaying aimed at LGBT people,” Tim Teeman wrote in The Daily Beast. The massacre was “undeniably a homophobic hate crime,” Jeet Heer wrote in The New Republic. Some speculated that Mateen was a closeted gay man. He was likely “trying to reconcile his inner feelings with his strongly homophobic Muslim culture,” James S. Robbins wrote in USA Today.
There was compelling evidence of other motivations. Mateen had pledged allegiance to the self-described Islamic State during the shooting, and explicitly said that he was acting to avenge air strikes in the Middle East. “You have to tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq. They are killing a lot of innocent people,” he told a crisis negotiator over the phone while at Pulse. “What am I to do here when my people are getting killed over there. You get what I’m saying?”
Wow, they figured that out “only” a year and nine months later? Let’s hope it doesn’t take them as long to figure out what happened in today’s attack, too.