At least one person was killed and at least 15 others – including at least one police officer – were seriously injured in exchanges of gunfire in central Vienna that Austria’s interior minister descri-bed as a terror attack.
One attacker was shot dead after incidents at six locations close to Seitenstettengasse street in the heart of the Austrian ca-pital, a spokesperson for Vien-na’s police force told broadcaster ORF.
The local APA news agency reported that a bystander had also been shot dead.
“At the moment I can confirm we believe this is an apparent terror attack,” Karl Nehammer, the interior minister, told ORF.
He said the attacks were thought to have been carried out by several people with long guns, adding there were likely to be more casualties.
“We believe there are several perpetrators. Unfortunately there are also several injured, probably also dead,” he said.
A total of 15 people were being treated for injuries in local hospitals late on November 2, a spokesperson for the Vienna hospital association told ORF. Seven victims were reported to be critical condition.