India come in support of Austria as it continues to battle the on-going 'terrorist attack' at six different locations in the country.
Vienna Police said on Twitter that at least one person had been killed and that the injured included a police officer.
Vienna mayor Michael Ludwig told public broadcaster ORF that 15 people were being treated in Vienna hospitals, and that seven were in a serious condition. Police also said they had shot dead one of the attackers.
"CONFIRMED at: *08:00 pm: several shots fired, beginning at Seitenstettengasse *several suspects armed with rifles *six different shooting locations * one deceased person, several injured (1 officer included) *1 suspect shot and killed by police officers," the Vienna Police (LPD Wien) informed via its Twitter handle.
“Deeply shocked and saddened by the dastardly terror attacks in Vienna. India stands with Austria during this tragic time. My thoughts are with the victims and their families”, PM Modi said.
Interior Minister Nehammer said all six locations in the attack were near the street housing the central synagogue. The attack happened hours before a partial lockdown was due to go into place due to the rising spread of the coronavirus, with restaurants, cafes and hotels shuttered and restrictions on movement at night. Authorities gave no indication of the identity of the assailants or reason for the attack.
The police also advised people to stay indoors and if out on the streets then to refrain from using public transportation.
While denouncing the "cowardly act", Charles Michel, President of the European Council strongly condemned the attack. "Europe strongly condemns this cowardly act that violates life and our human values. My thoughts are with the victims and the people of #Vienna in the wake of tonight's horrific attack. We stand with Austria," the EU chief said.