VIENNA: Music lovers were enjoying an opera, with young people in bars raising a final glass together before a new coronavirus lockdown, when gunmen suddenly opened fire in Vienna, brutally shattering the calm of the Austrian capital late Monday night.
At least three people were killed, with several wounded, when attackers opened fire in six central locations — including one near a synagogue — at around 8 pm (1900 GMT).
Witnesses said they saw a man shoot “like crazy” with what appeared to be an automatic weapon, before police arrived and opened fire.
“They looked like firecrackers, then we realized that they were gunshots,” said one witness on public broadcaster ORF.
With one assailant shot dead, the city’s mayor urged people to remain indoors as police said a huge manhunt was underway for one of the attackers.
Austria’s interior minister said Tuesday that the…