Vienna terror attack – Tributes paid to Muslim victim, 21, who was brutally shot four times outside pub by jihadi gunman


THE first victim of the Vienna shooting has been named as tragic Nexhip Vrenezi.

The 21-year-old Albanian Muslim was one of four people killed by ISIS gunman Kujtim Fejzulai, 20, Monday night.

The first victim of the attack as been named as 21-year-old Nexhip Vrenezi

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The first victim of the attack as been named as 21-year-old Nexhip Vrenezi
The young man was shot outside of a pub in Vienna

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The young man was shot outside of a pub in Vienna
Heartbroken pals laid tributes to the 21-year-old

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Heartbroken pals laid tributes to the 21-year-oldCredit: AFP or licensors

The young man was shot four times outside a pub in the Austrian capital.

Devastated friends from his home-town of Koreuburg, some 15 miles away from Vienna, described Nexhip as “good hearted”, “loyal”, “funny” and “crazy”, reports Bild.

One hand-written note left outside the town hall today read: “You were one of the best people I have known. You will always be a part of my heart.

“You were a good-hearted person, you were one of the few who were really loyal.”

And speaking to Bild, Nexhip’s old teacher said: “It’s so sad. I am shocked. I still remember him very well. He was a fun-loving, nice guy.

“And yes, a Muslim [himself].”

Another friend said: “I can’t believe it. I’ve known Nedzip since I was born.”

She added: “I hope you are in Xhenet” which means “paradise” in Albanian.

Meanwhile, more details of other victims convicted jihadi Fejzulai opened fire on as they enjoyed the last night before new lockdown have been revealed.

Terror gunman Kujtim Fejzulai was revealed as a 20-year-old dual citizen of Austria and North Macedonia

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Terror gunman Kujtim Fejzulai was revealed as a 20-year-old dual citizen of Austria and North MacedoniaCredit: Reuters
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian kurtz paid his respects to the victims

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian kurtz paid his respects to the victimsCredit: AFP or licensors
Kujtim Fejzulai prowls the streets of Vienna
Kujtim Fejzulai prowls the streets of Vienna
Bystanders flee as the jihadi goes on a rampage in Vienna
Bystanders flee as the jihadi goes on a rampage in Vienna

A 44-year-old woman died from a gunshot wound in hospital, and a 24-year-old German waitress, 21-year-old Macedonian man and another 39-year-old man were all shot.

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A 28-year-old police officer was also shot but is in a stable condition.

Seven civilians are currently in hospital in critical condition.

Authorities confirmed 23 people had been injured in the horrific attack, which saw violence and bloodshed as police deployed every cop they could to at least six crime scenes.

Pictures and videos showed running gun battles as bystanders fled screaming from the terrorist shooting wildly in the streets.

He was killed by cops within nine minutes of them arriving on the scene.

Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer today confirmed Fejzulai acted alone after authorities said initially that it was unclear how many people had been involved in the attack.

It followed the revalation yesterday the evil jihadi sent videos of the Charlie Hebdo massacre to suspected accomplices.

Fejzulai sent clips of the 2015 slaughter, which saw 12 journalists killed by two jihadis at the French magazine’s office in Paris, before launching his own attack.

Detectives are probing a now closed Instagram account which they consider “likely” to have belonged the attacker, reports Bild.

Tables and chairs are abandoned following the terror attack
Tables and chairs are abandoned following the terror attack
Armed police stand guard close to the scene
Armed police stand guard close to the scene

The German daily also reported cops investigating the two recipients of the Charlie Hebdo video as part of the case – but it has since been confirmed the attacker was a “lone wolf”.

e was well known to security services, having previously been jailed after travelling to the Middle East to join ISIS.

Interior minister Karl Nehammer confirmed Fejzulai was an “ISIS sympathiser” and he had been released early from prison due to his young age.

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The minister said Fejzulai had attended a de-radicalisation programme, but that “despite all the outward signs that he was integrating into society, the assailant apparently did exactly the opposite”

Nehammer added the fact he managed “deceive the judicial system’s deradicalization program to secure his release” should show the system needs to be re-evaluated.

It was also revealed the ISIS sympathiser, who holds dual nationality between Austria and North Macedonia, had tried to purchase ammunition across the border in Slovakia.

Slovakian cops immediately alerted Austrian officials after they noted the 20-year-old did not have a gun license.

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Pictures from local TV allegedly showing the dead gunman
Pictures from local TV allegedly showing the dead gunman
Investigators were earlier trying to establish how many shooters there were in Vienna
Investigators were earlier trying to establish how many shooters there were in Vienna

Before the attack, Fejzulai is reported to have posted on Instagram showing himself armed with an assault rifle, a handgun and a machete.

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He also pledged allegiance to ISIS leader “The Professor” Abdullah Qardash, who was appointed after the US killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

And he is said to have posted pictures of bullets and declared the ISIS “remains and is expanding” – a popular phrase among supporters of the group since its collapse as a state in the Middle East.

Armed police walk past wreathes laid after the attackCredit: AFP or licensors
Armed police walk past wreathes laid after the attackCredit: AFP or licensors
Smashed glasses at the site of the attack
Smashed glasses at the site of the attack
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