Two women were killed in violent attacks in Austria’s southernmost state Carinthia on Saturday morning and a major police operation has been carried out to hunt the suspect, reported local media.
In Drobollach am Faaker See (Villach municipality), a 56-year-old woman was shot on the open road at around 9 a.m. Saturday morning, according to a report by the Austrian Press Agency (APA).
Shortly before, according to the police, a 62-year-old woman was killed in Wernberg, but not with a firearm, said APA. Investigators assume that the two women were killed by one and the same perpetrator.
At noon, the police searched across the country for the perpetrator who was traveling in a white vehicle. Checkpoints were set up near the border crossings, the vehicles were guided through the checkpoints on the motorways, and the police helicopter was also in use.
There was no information about the motive for the two bloody deeds. Local media suspected that the alleged perpetrator could flee to Italy via the nearby border.