Vienna police dispatched after gunmen opened fire at six different locations Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2020. [Photo: Getty Image]

VIENNA, Austria – Gunmen opened fire at six different locations in Vienna, Austria, killing at least one person and injuring 15 others in what officials described as a “repulsive terrorist attack.”  

The attack took place shortly after 8 p.m. Monday, according to sources, suspects at large.

Local Police said on Twitter Monday evening residents of Vienna should “KEEP AWAY from all public places or public transport,” cordoning off a large area of central Vienna as security teams are dispatched in a hunt for the shooters.

According to police, in addition to one bystander being killed, one of the attackers has been shot dead by police. At least one police is injured.

“We are victims of a despicable terror attack in the federal capital that is still ongoing,” Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said, as quoted by the VOA. He said the attackers had “prepared professionally” and “were very well equipped with automatic weapons.”

Unverified videos circulating on social media showed gunmen walking through the streets of Vienna, according to the report, apparently shooting at people at random.  

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