Police spokesman Markus Dietrich said the suspects had previously fled in two cars. It didn’t take long for the cars to be impounded. It’s a black Mercedes and a red electric car. Four suspects were arrested a short time later, police confirmed, and the manhunt began late in the evening.
The injured received emergency medical care by Vienna’s specialized ambulances and were taken to hospital. According to the police spokesman, in addition to at least one firearm, the attackers also used stabbing weapons. It is not understood that anyone suffered life-threatening injuries.
According to preliminary information, the conflict between Chechens and Afghans may be behind this violent act. The motive behind the crime is still under investigation.
The police went with large forces to the scene of the shooting, and it was closed. The public was asked to avoid the area.
He added: “Criminal organizations that ignore our legal system have no place in our country. I would like to thank the police forces in Vienna, which are fully investigating these criminal groups.” He said Austrian Interior Minister Gerhard Karner on Saturday evening.