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REPORT: Active Shooter Near Synagogue In Austrian Capital

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An active shooter in Vienna, Austria fired rounds of gunshots near a synagogue, causing “several” injuries.

A video posted online at 2:42 p.m. Eastern Standard Time shows two people running and ducking for cover from a spray of gunshots in Austria’s capital city.

The shooting took place on the street where the city’s primary synagogue is located, but it remains unclear whether the building was explicitly targeted.

Per the Associated Press, “Austrian police said Monday that several people were injured and officers were out in force following gunfire in the capital Vienna.”

“Austrian news agency APA quoted the country’s Interior Ministry as saying that one attacker has been killed and another could be on the run. Police said the operation in the center of the city was ongoing and urged people to avoid all 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,” the outlet noted.

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