In the middle of the Christmas rush, shots were fired in front of the “Figlmüller” restaurant in the city center. One man died after a headshot, another was severely injured. The background of the deed is still unclear, the offender should have made the shots but targeted to the two men. The shooter is on the run. The police does not go out of an act of terrorism, spokesman Daniel Fürst told krone.at. There is currently no danger for bystanders.
Austrian police reported the incident on Twitter just after 14 o’clock on Friday afternoon. Police are looking for one suspect after shooting.
– At 13.30 a male suspect shot of several shots against two people in the center of Vienna. One person died on site while another was severely injured. This is linked to a specific crime, and there is no danger to other people, writes the police on Twitter.
The two people have been shot at the crime scene. The area has been blocked for traffic until investigations are completed.
At 4.45 pm the barriers were lifted again, only the passage in which the murder had taken place remained blocked because of the work of the investigators.
As an eyewitness reported via Twitter, it had come close to the Wollzeile to dramatic scenes. “20 to 30 people suddenly ran into panic,” he reported.