Austrian National Radio and Television Station, at 8 pm local time on November 2nd, a shooting incident occurred near the Swedish Square in the center of Vienna, the capital of Austria. At present, 4 people have been killed, including 3 passers-by and 1 suspect.
One passer-by was a female who died in the hospital after being seriously injured. In addition, at least 15 people were injured and many were seriously injured, including one policeman.
A spokesman for the Austrian Ministry of Interior said that whether the synagogue near the incident was the target of the attack has not been confirmed.
Austrian Chancellor Kurz said that anti-Semitic attacks cannot be ruled out. In addition, he emphasized that he will never be threatened by terrorism and will do his best to fight against it.
At the press conference, Austrian Minister of the Interior Karl Nehammer stated that the gunman who was killed was a “sympathizer” of the Islamic State. The motive of the crime is still unclear. At least one suspect is still at large.
Police are currently launching the city. Manhunt. Nehammer urged people to stay at home as much as possible and avoid downtown areas.
In addition, Vienna’s compulsory education schools will be closed today (3rd).
According to the Chinese Embassy in Austria, there is no news that Chinese citizens were injured in the attack.