Shots are fired near synagogue in Vienna as police say ‘major operation’ is underway 


‘One dead and several injured in gun attack on Vienna synagogue’ with police ordering the public to stay away from the city centre and public transport

Several people have been injured after shots were fired near a synagogue in Vienna, with police ordering the public to stay away from the city centre and public transport. 

A large police operation is underway in the city, with shocking social media footage believed to be taken near the scene showing people ducking and weaving as they run for cover, with shots ringing out. 

Austrian public broadcaster ORF cited witnesses saying several shots were fired shortly after 7pm. 

Another Austrian newspaper reported that the attack was on the street that houses the city’s main synagogue.   

Vienna Police tweeted: ‘Around #InnnerenStadt there were several exchanges of fire. There are several injured people. We are on duty with all possible forces. Please avoid all public places in the city.’ 

More to follow 

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