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'Attack on synagogue' in Vienna as 'gunshots fired' near main square

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'Attack on synagogue' in Vienna as 'gunshots fired' near main square

One person was reportedly killed and several injured after a shooting in a synagogue in Vienna.

Pictures and videos appear to show shots being fired in one of the city’s main squares. The police are on site tonight.

The editor of the Falter newspaper said one person was killed after the shots exchanged around 8 p.m. local time.

The Viennese police on Twitter confirmed that a “major police operation” is taking place in the region and that “people are injured”.

In a series of tweets, the Vienna Police said: “A major police operation is taking place in the 1st district of Vienna (inner city). Officials are on site and are checking the situation. We will keep you informed about the matter.

“Shots in the city center – there are injured people – keep away from all public places or public transport”.

The Austrian public broadcaster ORF reports that witnesses said several shots were fired shortly after 8 p.m. Local time.

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The attack reportedly took place on the street where the city’s main synagogue is located in nearby Schwedenplatz.

Many have spoken of their shock over the events of that evening.

One person tweeted, “I just heard about Vienna. Please stay safe, my thoughts are with you.”

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Another said: “People in Vienna, please stay inside. Please stay safe.”

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