Two killed at con­cert

Row sparks deadly shoot­ing spree

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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

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