Two people, including a suspected shooter, have been killed in what is believed to be a terrorist attack in Vienna.
Several others were injured in a series of shootings in the city center near Vienna’s main synagogue, police said.
More than one gunman is believed to have been involved in the incident and some are still in large numbers, according to Caria Nehammer, Interior Minister of Ria Austria.
Police have urged people to avoid all open spaces and public transport in the city.
‘They were shooting at least 100 rounds’
Rabbi Shlomo Hofmeister told the Associated Press he saw at least one person fire shots at people sitting outside a bar on the street under his window.
“They were shooting at least 100 rounds outside our building,” Mr. Hoffmeister said.
“These are all tables outside the bar. This evening is the last evening before the lockdown.”
“By midnight, all bars and rest restaurants in Ria Stria will be closed for the coming months and many people were probably able to get out to use that evening.”
Zoe Tidman2 November 2020 22:01
The Six Strian Interior Minister told ORF that all six shooting locations were located near the street in the central synagogue.
Zoe Tidman2 November 2020 21:59
Fifteen victims are being treated at the hospital, a reporter on Victims Strian TV said.
Seven were seriously injured, they said in a broadcast on ORF.
Police have confirmed several people, including a police officer, were injured in the shooting.
Additional reporting by Reuters
Zoe Tidman2 November 2020 21:56
Police also say there were several shooting locations.
Local media reports that the synagogue was targeted is still unconfirmed by police.
Zoe Tidman2 November 2020 21:35
- Some suspicious people armed with guns
- One suspect was shot and killed
- The death of a victim
- Several people, including a police officer, were injured
Zoe Tidman2 November 2020 21:33
Some attackers, the minister says
Multiple attackers are believed to have been involved in the shooting, the home minister told broadcaster ORF.
“We believe there are many criminals,” he said.
Zoe Tidman2 November 2020 21:31
Images from the city center
Zoe Tidman2 November 2020 21:29
One dead – ambulance service
One person was killed and several were injured, an ambulance service spokesman said.
Zoe Tidman2 November 2020 21:19
It was not immediately clear how many people were injured in the shooting, and no one was killed.
Both the home minister and police have said many people were injured.
Zoe Tidman2 November 2020 21:15
The Austrian interior minister said the shooting was believed to be a terrorist attack.
He also told Orf TV that people may have died in the incident.
Zoe Tidman2 November 2020 20:57
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