A home help found the body of an 87-year-old woman in an apartment in Vienna-Landstrasse on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Vienna police, the 57-year-old son is suspected “according to the current status”. He is said to have committed suicide after the alleged crime, according to a police release. He is said to have shot his mother and then himself.
The police seized the firearm in the apartment. A suicide note was also found. The Vienna public prosecutor ordered an autopsy of the bodies.
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