Hours before Austria’s second lockdown-with-a-curfew kicked in, several gunmen attacked those savouring their last bit of freedom before heading home.
The attacks happened on Monday night in the country’s capital, Vienna. Reports surfaced just before 8pm of shootings in six different locations.
The BBC reports that three people have died and many more injured after several gunmen opened fire in the centre of the city.
Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s Chancellor, has called it a repulsive terror attack.
One gunman has been arrested, while another one has been shot and killed by police. A third gunman is still on the run, although it’s not clear how many gunmen there are.
Police has confirmed that they are looking for the dangerous gunmen on the run in other parts of the country, as they believed they might have fled Vienna to get away.
While the attack started near a closed synagogue, it is unclear whether or not the place of worship was a target or not.
CBC News reports that parents have been asked to keep their children at home today in an effort to keep them safe. Large parts of the city have been cordoned off in an attempt to keep the level of risk as low as possible.
Watch the CBC News video below for footage right after the terrorist attacks, as well as interviews with those living in fear in the Austrian capital of Vienna.
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