Vienna shooting: Terrorist attack in Austria leaves 2 dead and at least 15 wounded

New Delhi:  Multiple gunmen opened fire in central Vienna on Monday night, killing at least two people and wounding many others, including a police officer, government officials said.

The attack began at about 8pm (19:00 GMT) on Monday, when several men armed with rifles opened fire – 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.

The police said shots were fired in “six different locations”.

Six different shooting locations, one deceased person, several injured (1 officer included), 1 suspect shot and killed by police officers, said LPD Vienna, on the attack in Inner City district of Vienna, Austria.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed shocked by the dastardly terror attacks in Vienna. PM Modi said that India stands with Austria during this tragic time.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “Deeply shocked and saddened by the dastardly terror attacks in Vienna. India stands with Austria during this tragic time. My thoughts are with the victims and their families.”

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