30-01-2023 07:10 PM Jerusalem Timing

Two Dead, 11 Injured in Austrian Shooting Rampage

Two Dead, 11 Injured in Austrian Shooting Rampage

A 27-year-old man opened fire on people during a village festival in western Austria, killing two people and injuring 11 others before turning the gun on himself, police said Sunday.

PoliceA 27-year-old man opened fire on people during a village festival in western Austria, killing two people and injuring 11 others before turning the gun on himself, police said Sunday.

The incident occurred overnight in Nenzig in the province of Vorarlberg, where around 150 people had gathered for a weekend of festivities organized by a local motorcycling club.

After getting into a dispute in which a woman was involved, the man went back to his car and returned with a gun.

He began shooting people at random before killing himself, according to preliminary reports.

The incident did not appear to be linked to Sunday's presidential election runoff vote in Austria that could see a far-right candidate swept to power.