Vienna Shootings: Police Hunt Gunmen in Vienna Streets after ‘Terrorist’ Attack

Police Hunt Gunmen in Vienna Streets after ‘Terrorist’ Attack- Police Operation Still Ongoing.

Shootings by multiple gunmen in a busy part of central Vienna have left at least two people dead and several others wounded in an attack Austria described as a “repulsive terrorist attack”. One person was killed by a gunman at the scene of the shootings, and Vienna Mayor Michael Ludwig told public broadcaster ORF that a second person – a woman who was wounded during the attack – later died of her injuries in the early hours of Tuesday.

One suspect was also killed by police forces and at least one of the gunmen is still on the run. The attack began at about 8 pm local time on Monday when several men armed with rifles opened fire. The attack starting outside the city’s main synagogue as many people took advantage of the last evening before a nationwide curfew took effect because of COVID-19.

Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said at least one “heavily armed and dangerous” attacker was still at large. He urged people to avoid central Vienna and told parents not to take their children to school on Tuesday. Members of the special forces had quickly arrived at the scene. One policeman suffered a gunshot wound before other officers shot the perpetrator, who was armed with an automatic rifle, a pistol and a machete.

An urgent manhunt is currently underway for the other attacker.

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