Two killed at concert
Row sparks deadly shooting spree
A gunman fired shots yesterday morning into a small crowd attending an open-air concert organised by a local motorcycle club, killing two people and wounding 11 others before shooting himself to death, Austrian police said.
Witnesses said that panic broke out as the first shots rang out, with many in the crowd running into nearby woods or onto a road close to the venue in Austria’s westernmost Vorarlberg province, according to Florian Kasseroler, mayor of the town Nenzing.
He said one witness estimated that up to 40 shots were fired.
Police said the shooting in the early hours was preceded by an argument between the 27-year-old gunman and a woman in a nearby parking lot.
“This argument must have escalated,” said police spokeswoman Susanne Dilp.
“The man then grabbed a gun from his car, went to the concert venue and started shooting around wildly.”
Police said the weapon was a rifle or similar long gun and that the man killed himself after returning to the parking lot.
The concert had been organised in a field by The Lords motorcycle club and was attended by about 150 people.
The woman, described as the gunman’s partner, was not wounded in the shooting near Nenzing, about 40km east of Austria’s border to Liechtenstein.
Police said that one of the victims was in critical condition, while eight others remained in hospital yesterday afternoon, more than 10 hours after the shooting.
The man grabbed a gun from his car, went to the concert venue and started shooting wildly – Police spokesperson