Vienna: Hundreds of police have been deployed across Vienna to search for suspects after gunmen opened fire at multiple locations in the city, killing at least four people and injuring 17.
The shootings came as many people were out and about enjoying the last evening before a nationwide coronavirus lockdown was due to come into force.
One suspected attacker, who was armed with an assault rifle and wearing a fake suicide vest, was shot dead by police.
Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told an early morning press conference on Tuesday that investigations indicated the man was a sympathiser of the extremist group. He further added that more perpetrators may be on the run and urged citizens to stay home if possible.
Two men and two women have been confirmed dead. Health authorities cited by Austria’s APA news agency also said seven victims of the attack were in a critical, life-threatening condition in hospital.