Shooting at a restaurant in central Vienna leaves one person dead and one injured and sparks a manhunt through Austrian capital
- One dead and one injured in shooting in Vienna’s historical city centre Friday
- A manhunt has been launched in the Austrian capital, police said in a statement
One person has died and one person is seriously injured after a shooting in central Vienna.
Police in the Austrian capital have launched a manhunt to catch the culprit on Friday afternoon.
The incident took place around lunchtime near a popular restaurant in the city’s historic centre, local news reports.
A police officer secures the area after shots were fired in a restaurant in downtown Vienna
Police said in a statement that the shooting happened in the Lugeck area of the city’s first district at 1.30pm. The circumstances were still unclear, it added.
‘Following the shooting in the city centre, there are intensive search operations going on throughout the city,’ police said in a tweet.
‘There is no danger to bystanders at this time!,’ it added.
A police helicopter could be seen over the city centre near where the two casualties were found.
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Police officers secure the area next to an ambulance after shots were fired in a restaurant in Vienna, Austria