Vienna shooting leaves 5 dead; witnesses post dramatic videos of attack

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

November 3, 2020 2:04:08 pm

Three individuals examine on the scene following gunfire on folks having fun with a final night out earlier than lockdown within the Austrian capital Vienna, early Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

At least 5 folks have been killed and a number of other wounded in a “repulsive terrorist attack” in central Vienna, information company Reuters reported. An armed man, recognized as a Islamic State supporter, was shot lifeless by the police. It is unclear whether or not the shooter acted alone or with others, however photographs have been reported from six totally different areas close to the central synagogue.  And at the very least 1,000 law enforcement officials have fanned out throughout town to search for different potential shooters.

Witnesses stated crowded bars have been targetted as many individuals took benefit of the final night earlier than a nationwide curfew was launched as a result of of COVID-19.

The shootings passed off within the coronary heart of the Austrian capital, hours earlier than the midnight begin of a nationwide lockdown, one of a number of being imposed in Europe to cease the unfold of the coronavirus.

Several folks posted dramatic videos of what gave the impression to be the shooting and its aftermath. Videos circulated on social media confirmed a gunman working down a cobblestone road shooting and shouting. One confirmed a person gunning down an individual exterior what gave the impression to be a bar.

Another video confirmed a person in civilian clothes rising from a bar or restaurant, then firing a rifle twice down a road. Other videos confirmed folks working for canopy or ducking behind obstacles as photographs echoed by way of the streets, and closely armed law enforcement officials taking on positions.

Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer stated, “We experienced an attack yesterday evening by at least one Islamist terrorist, a situation that we have not had to live through in Austria for decades. Austria for more than 75 years has been a strong democracy, a mature democracy, a country whose identity is marked by values and basic rights, with freedom of expression, rule of law, but also tolerance in human coexistence. Yesterday’s attack is an attack on just these values.”

After a shooting the glasses at an entrance of a automobile parking is damaged on the scene in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Police within the Austrian capital stated a number of photographs have been fired shortly after 8 p.m. native time on Monday, Nov. 2, in a energetic road within the metropolis heart of Vienna. Austria’s high safety official stated authorities consider there have been a number of gunmen concerned and {that a} police operation was nonetheless ongoing. (Photo/Ronald Zak)

Condolences poured in from all over the world, with high officers from the European Union, France, Norway, Greece and the United States expressing their shock on the assaults. U.S. President Donald Trump stated in a tweet that “our prayers are with the people of Vienna after yet another vile act of terrorism in Europe.” (*5*) Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated he was saddened by the phobia assaults in Vienna and asserted that India stands with Austria throughout this tragic time.

(With inputs from businesses)

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