The Latest: Kosovo mourns 3 killed in Munich shooting


MUNICH (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting in Munich (all times local):

1:40 p.m.

Kosovo held a day or mourning Sunday for three young ethnic Albanians — two women and one man — who were among the nine people killed in the shooting in Munich.

Flags were at half-staff at all public institutions. Two other Albanians of Kosovo origin wounded in Friday’s shooting.

Residents in the capital, Pristina, said they were horrified by the shooting.

“This is really a big tragedy. People are speechless the way the life of those kids was cut short, without any guilt,” said Bujar Vokshi speaking to The Associated Press in a Pristina street.

“There is nothing worse, not only for Albanians but for the whole of civilization,” added Luljeta Dragaj, another resident.

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12:30 p.m.

Bavaria’s top security official says Germany needs to be able to call upon its military in times of crisis like Friday night’s shooting rampage at a Munich mall.

With an eye on the Nazi era excesses, Germany’s post-war constitution only allows the Bundeswehr to be deployed domestically in a national emergency.

But state Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told Welt am Sonntag newspaper Sunday the regulations are obsolete, with “an absolutely stable democracy in our country.”

“In extreme situations — like for example the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels — we should also be able to call upon the Bundeswehr in Germany,” he said. “It makes no sense to say we categorically reject that.”

An 18-year-old with a pistol killed nine and wounded dozens Friday before taking his own life.

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