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Vienna shooter tried to join Islamic State in Syria

Kujtim Fejzulai shot dead four people Monday night in the Austrian capital before being killed by police.
Flowers, candles and an Austria scarf are left at a memorial site at the scene of an attack in Vienna, Austria on November 3, 2020, one day after a shooting at multiple locations across central Vienna. - A huge manhunt was under way after gunmen opened fire at multiple locations across central Vienna in the evening of November 2, 2020, killing at least four people in what Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz described as a "repulsive terror attack". (Photo by JOE KLAMAR / AFP) (Photo by JOE KLAMAR/AFP via Get

The gunman who killed four people in Austria on Monday night was convicted last year on charges of trying to join the Islamic State (IS) in Syria.

The shooting took place near Vienna’s main synagogue in an area with many open restaurants and bars. The gunman, identified as Kujtim Fejzulai, killed four people and injured 22 others before he was shot dead by police, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

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