People are gathering at the scene of the Munich shopping centre shooting to mourn the victims

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In the aftermath of the attack in Munich in which a gunman murdered nine people and injured 27 more, before killing himself, mourners have been gathering at the scene to pay tribute to the victims.

The 18-year-old German-Iranian attacker, named in reports as Ali Sonboly, shot people at the Olympia shopping centre and a McDonald's restaurant in the Bavarian capital on Friday. Eight of the nine dead were aged between 14 and 20 and all were Munich residents.

Graphic detailing the Munich shooting
(PA)

Witnesses lingered hours after the end of the tragedy, apparently in disbelief at what had happened. Many appeared to be in shock, and some cried as they mourned the young victims.

And by Saturday night the area outside the shopping centre was filled with flowers, candles and tributes as people went to pay their respects to the victims.

a woman adjusts a candle among flower tributes near to the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead the day before in Munich, Germany
(Jens Meyer/AP)

People gather to read tributes among the flowers and candles near to the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead the day before in Munich, Germany
(Jens Meyer/AP)

People mourn with flower tributes near the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead the day before in Munich, Germany
(Jens Meyer/AP)

Jens Meyer/AP
(Jens Meyer/AP)

People pray near the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead the day before in Munich, Germany, Saturday, July 23,
(Jens Meyer/AP)

A woman mourns in front of flowers near the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead the day before in Munich,
(Jens Meyer/AP)