2016 Nenzing shooting

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2016 Nenzing shooting
Location Nenzing, Austria
Date 22 May 2016 (CEST)
Target Music concert
Attack type
Murder–suicide, mass shooting
Weapons AK-47
Deaths 3 (including the perpetrator)
Non-fatal injuries
11
Victims Civilians

In the early morning of 22 May 2016, a 27-year-old male committed a mass shooting at a music concert in Nenzing, Austria. He killed two civilians before taking his own life, injuring eleven others. According to media reports, the shooting was triggered by a heated argument between the perpetrator and a woman, allegedly his girlfriend.

Attack[edit]

At around 3:00 in the morning, the 27-year-old male got into a fight with a woman at the parking lot next to a music concert in Nenzing, in the Vorarlberg region of Austria, organised by a motorbike club. He then went to his car, got an illegal military AK-type assault rifle out of it and then moved into the concert crowd, opening fire. According to the police, 150 people were present at the concert ground at that time. After firing into the crowd, the perpetrator returned to the parking lot, where he took his own life.[1] According to media reports, the woman involved in the argument was his girlfriend and remained unhurt.[2] Two people were killed in the attack, while eleven were left injured.[1] Two of the injured suffered life-threatening wounds. The two deceased victims were men, 33 and 48 years old respectively.[3]

The police told the press that the perpetrator came from the region, but refused to make any statement about a past criminal record or whether he owned a licence for the weapon.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Drei Tote bei Schießerei auf Konzert" (in German). Wiener Zeitung. 22 May 2016. Archived from the original on 22 May 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Mann schießt auf Konzertgelände um sich" (in German). Tagesschau. 22 May 2016. Archived from the original on 22 May 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Vorarlberger (27) feuerte 40 Mal in Menschenmenge" (in German). Kronen Zeitung. 22 May 2016. Archived from the original on 22 May 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016.