GLASGOW church leaders have asked locals to "pray" for those involved after a deadly terror attack left three people dead in Austria. 

Police in the Vienna said the incident was considered to have an Islamist motive, with a suspect – who was shot dead by police – armed with an assault rifle, carrying other handguns, and wearing a fake explosive belt.

Shots were fired at six different locations in the city centre on Monday evening and two men and one woman were killed.

Authorities are looking to determine if other attackers may be on the run.

A number of high profile figures have shared their solidarity with the Austrian capital, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Church bosses at the Archdiocese of Glasgow also took to Twitter to write: "Please pray now for all involved in the ongoing terrorist incidents in Vienna tonight.

"Attacks ongoing. Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us." 

Mr Johnson said: “I am deeply shocked by the terrible attacks in Vienna tonight.

“The UK’s thoughts are with the people of Austria – we stand united with you against terror.”


Vienna police said several shots were fired shortly after 8pm local time in a city centre street.

Michael Ludwig, mayor of Vienna, said 15 people were admitted to hospital, seven with serious injuries.

A police officer was among the injured, Austrian police confirmed on Twitter.