A major shooting incident came to light in the Austrian capital late Monday. A group of gunmen staged a rampage in the central part of the city and attacked six locations on a street where a Jewish synagogue is located. According to reports, at least 2 people have died and more than 15 people have been injured in the firing incident. A suspect has also been shot. The Austrian public broadcaster ORF reported that the attack occurred at around 8 pm (local time). It was said that several rounds of firing were done near the Jewish synagogue. Also Read: Terror Attack in France: Suspected terrorist attack in Nice, France; At least 3 killed, many injured
The Vienna police had cordoned off the central district and the horrific shootings continued until a new report arrived. According to local media outlets, the assailants had seen some people at the Akakiko restaurant i in central Vienna for some time Was taken hostage Local media reports, however, could not confirm whether the Jewish synagogue was the target of the attack. The Daily Mirror has reported the deaths of at least seven people who were shot near the site of Jewish worship. ALSO READ: France Terror Attack: Case filed on AMU student leader Farhan Zubairi who spewed poison on NICE attack, raids continue for arrest
#Wien: Die österreichische Bundeshauptstadt ist wegen der Anschläge in der City schwer getroffen. Wiens @BgmLudwig bestätigt soeben, dass eine weitere Frau ihren schweren Verletzungen erlegen ist – somit sind 2 Todesopfer zu beklagen #Vienna #ViennaAttack # W24
– W24 (@ Wien24) November 3, 2020
Nehammer told ORF that the terrorist intent behind the deadly attack was clear. “At the moment I can confirm that we believe it is a clear terrorist attack,” he said.
The police department appealed to the locals to stay at home:
Varios disparos en el distrito central de Viena – hay personas héridas – No se quédan en areas pública! Quédanse en casa! # 0211w
– POLIZEI WIEN (@LPDWien) November 2, 2020
The police department confirmed in a series of tweets that the inner city district was fired. It appealed to the local people to stay away from the central Vienna region where the place of attack is located. Social media users were instructed not to share photos and videos.
A tweet posted by the police department said, “There was a shootout in the Inner City District. All people are injured there. Stay away from all public places or public transport. Do not share any video or photo.”