At least four victims were killed and 15 others injured in a series of shootings that started near the Stadttempel synagogue in central Vienna on Monday night, which Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said were connected to the Islamic State terror group.
The shooting began at about 8 p.m. local time at six different locations by multiple gunmen armed with rifles, according to local authorities. Police shot and killed one of the suspects, whom authorities later described as an Islamic terrorist, who was wearing a fake explosive belt.
See the website of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs https://www.bmi.gv.at/ for updated info.
Call 116 006 victim helpline – they offer counseling, psycho-social help and referral to other helpful contacts via that number.
Other important contacts/websites are:
1. Psychological crisis team Vienna (24-hour-hotline): +43 699 188 554 00
2.Police Administration Vienna: https://www.polizei.gv.at/wien/start.aspx
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