[GRAPHIC WARNING] Multiple People Shot By Multiple Suspects In Austria In Terrorist Attack, Death Toll Unknown


VIENNA, AUSTRIA — At least two suspects opened fire randomly on people as they went about their daily lives, leaving several people dead and multiple injured.

Authorities are calling it an act of terrorism. One suspect was shot and killed, and police are still looking for at least one other suspect.

The Austrian Police tweeted that multiple suspects armed with rifles started shooting at 8 p.m. local time in six different locations.

Counterterrorism sources told Fox News that having multiple shooters in six different locations indicates a coordinated, planned effort.

Karl Nehammer, Austrian minister of the interior, told public broadcaster ORF that the army is guarding key locations to free up police to search for the gunmen.

via foxnews.com

Video reportedly shows the beginning of the attack, recorded from a person inside a building. Pointing the camera towards the street, a man can be seen walking down the street and then stopping, which proved to be a deadly decision. A man with a gun runs up to him, firing multiple shots.


Children were not required to return to school on Tuesday after the attacks, and police continue to secure different locations around the city.

Police said on Twitter that at least one person had been killed and that the injured included a police officer. Vienna mayor Michael Ludwig told ORF that 15 people were being treated in Vienna hospitals, and that seven were in a serious condition.

via reuters.com

Austria is considered to be one of the most lax countries on gun control laws in Europe. In 2019, it was reported that there are 1,068,582 (12 per 100 people) registered firearms in Austria.

A total of just 0.8% of Austrians have a permit to carry a firearm.

This is a developing story.

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