Austria’s high safety official says 4 individuals have died – together with one assailant – and fifteen individuals have been wounded in a taking pictures within the coronary heart of Vienna late on Monday.
Inside Minister Karl Nehammer informed reporters on Tuesday two males and a girl have died from their accidents. A suspected attacker, who was carrying an assault rifle and a pretend suicide vest, was additionally shot and killed by police.
Authorities have been nonetheless making an attempt to find out whether or not additional attackers could also be on the run, he mentioned. Folks in Vienna have been urged to remain at dwelling if attainable on Tuesday.
Seven victims of the assault are in a vital, life-threatening situation, Austrian information company APA reported, citing a Well being Affiliation spokeswoman.
A complete of 17 victims are being handled at a number of hospitals, primarily for gunshot wounds and cuts, the spokeswoman mentioned. The ten sufferers with minor accidents are in shock, she added.
The taking pictures started shortly after 8pm native time (19:00 GMT) on Monday close to Vienna’s essential synagogue as many individuals have been having fun with the final evening of open eating places and bars earlier than the beginning of a coronavirus lockdown.