Sunday 25 September 2016

Man who 'had row with girlfriend' opens fire at random on concert crowd

Published 22/05/2016 | 07:45

Police stand guard on May 22, 2016 in Nenzing, near Vorarlberg, at the scene of a shooting where a man fatally shot two individuals and wounded eleven during a village party, before killing himself
Police stand guard on May 22, 2016 in Nenzing, near Vorarlberg, at the scene of a shooting where a man fatally shot two individuals and wounded eleven during a village party, before killing himself
This photo taken on May 22, 2016 in Nenzing, near Vorarlberg, shows the scene of a shooting where a man fatally shot two individuals and wounded eleven during a village party, before killing himself
Police investigate the scene of a shooting on May 22, 2016 in Nenzing, near Vorarlberg, where a man fatally shot two individuals and wounded eleven during a village party, before killing himself
A police investigator catalogues evidence at the scene of a shooting on May 22, 2016 in Nenzing, near Vorarlberg, where a man fatally shot two individuals and wounded eleven during a village party, before killing himself
Police investigate the scene of a shooting on May 22, 2016 in Nenzing, near Vorarlberg, where a man fatally shot two individuals and wounded eleven at a village party, before killing himself
Police at the scene in Nenzing

Three people have been killed and 11 wounded by a gunman who fired shots into a small crowd attending an open air concert in Austria before shooting himself dead.

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Police say the overnight shooting near the town of Nenzing, about 24 miles east of the border with Liechtenstein, was preceded by a loud argument between the gunman and a woman in a nearby car park.

They said on Sunday that the man then fetched a gun out of his car, left the car park, went to the concert venue and started shooting, apparently at random.

State broadcaster ORF says the shooting happened on property used by a motorcycle club.

Wiitneses said many of the terrified concert-goers fled into the surrounding woodland and even onto the nearby motorway to escape the shooting.

Police spokeswoman Susanne Dilp said:"The exact course of events is still unclear" but she added the victims' wounds were "very diverse".

The event was being hosted at a property used by a motorcycle club called "The Lords".

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