BREAKING NEWS: Synagogue Under Fire in Vienna, Austria- Casualties Reported

An active shooter situation is being reported near a synagogue in Vienna, Austria.

There is an active shooter or shooters on the loose very close to a synagogue in Vienna, initial reports of casualties are coming in. The dramatic video below shows people running for cover as multiple shots fire out. Two police cars are seen in the distance and what sounds like automatic gunfire echoes through the streets- other police back-ups can be seen entering the area.

Judging by the different gunfire sounds, the police are firing back at the person or persons, who it seems are in close proximity. Vienna police confirmed that officers were out in force, thought the exact circumstances of the incident are still unclear- a major incident has been declared.

UPDATE: An officer guarding the temple is fighting for his life and the culprit has detonated an explosive belt after several exchanges of gunfire

This is a breaking news story, please check back later for more information. Video credit BNO News-Twitter.



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