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Shots fired Several injured in shooting in Vienna, Austria

The Interior Ministry said one attacker had been killed and another could be on the run.

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In this image made from video, police at the scene after gunshots were heard, in Vienna, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Austrian police say several people have been injured and officers are out in force following gunfire in the capital Vienna. Initial reports that a synagogue was the target of an attack couldn’t immediately be confirmed. Austrian news agency APA quoted the country’s Interior Ministry saying one attacker has been killed and another could be on the run. (AP Photo)

In this image made from video, police at the scene after gunshots were heard, in Vienna, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Austrian police say several people have been injured and officers are out in force following gunfire in the capital Vienna. Initial reports that a synagogue was the target of an attack couldn’t immediately be confirmed. Austrian news agency APA quoted the country’s Interior Ministry saying one attacker has been killed and another could be on the run. (AP Photo)

In this image made from video, police at the scene after gunshots were heard, in Vienna, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Austrian police say several people have been injured and officers are out in force following gunfire in the capital Vienna. Initial reports that a synagogue was the target of an attack couldn’t immediately be confirmed. Austrian news agency APA quoted the country’s Interior Ministry saying one attacker has been killed and another could be on the run. (AP Photo)

Several people have been injured and officers are out in force after gunfire in Vienna, police in the Austrian capital said.

Initial reports that a synagogue was the target of an attack could not immediately be confirmed.

Austrian news agency APA quoted the country’s Interior Ministry as saying one attacker had been killed and another could be on the run.

Police said the operation in the centre of the city is ongoing and urged people to avoid open spaces and public transport.

“There are several injured persons,” police tweeted. “We are on site with all available forces. Please avoid all public squares in the city.”

Police added that the circumstances of the incident are still being determined.

Austrian public broadcaster ORF cited witnesses as saying several shots were fired shortly after 8pm local time.

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