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No Filipinos reported hurt in Vienna shooting — DFA

/ 08:21 AM November 03, 2020

Police blocks a street near Schwedenplatz square after exchanges of gunfire in Vienna, Austria November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

MANILA, Philippines — No Filipinos have been reported injured in a recent shooting in Vienna, Austria where at least one has been killed, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.

“As of last night, our report from the [Philippine] Embassy in Vienna is that no Filipinos have been reported hurt,” DFA Executive Director for Strategic Communications Ivy Banzon-Abalos told reporters in a message.

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Multiple gunmen opened fire at six locations in central Vienna starting near the central synagogue on Monday.

The shooting killed at least one person and wounding several others in what the interior minister said appeared to be a terrorist attack.

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Several “heavily armed and dangerous” attackers were still on the loose as police shut down and sealed off large parts of central Vienna in a manhunt, Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said.

According to Abalos, local police have requested all residents to stay indoors.

Meanwhile, the embassy is currently in touch with members of the Filipino community there as it continues to monitor the situation, the DFA official added. (with a report from Reuters)

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