Kujtim F. * († 20) planned to kill people. He bought ammunition to carry out his plan. Four people died on November 2 in Vienna by bullets from the assassin’s weapon. According to the Austrian daily, the fact that he carried out the attack on that day is said to be «Krone» was triggered by a text message that the assassin received. It is said to have started a chain reaction.
Kujtim F. received a short message from his telephone operator. Because on October 31, the assassin reported himself to the police by emergency call. However, it was not about his plan, the man who shot around indiscriminately two days later reported a break-in in the basement of his apartment block. The police routinely took up the complaint.
Three hours after texting him, he ran murderously through Vienna
Two days after his police emergency call, on November 2nd, Kujtim F. routinely received the following text message at 4:46 p.m.: localized at 2:46 p.m. in the course of an emergency and the location data transmitted to the control center LPD Vienna. ” The SMS clearly referred to October 31, but the short message may panic the assassin.
According to “Krone”, Kujtim F. is said to have related the news to his purchase of ammunition, which he is said to have made previously. Of course, it was not the SMS that triggered the attack, but rather his sympathy for IS, the terrorist militia Islamic State. However, the short message may have triggered a short-circuit reaction in the perpetrator. Because only three hours and 14 minutes after receiving the SMS, the assassin ran through the streets of Vienna with an assault rifle and a pistol.
Date probably independent of partial lockdown
He shot indiscriminately, killing four people and seriously injuring others. The assassin was shot dead by the police. At first it was suspected that he had deliberately chosen the date of the attack. It was the last evening before a partial lockdown was imposed in Austria. The last evening the restaurants and bars were still open.
But the research of the “Krone” now suggests that Kujtim F. planned and prepared his act, but not yet set the date. It is now also clear that two Swiss had contact with the assassin. You have been arrested and an investigation is ongoing. (euc)