A 25-year-old man murdered five people on Sunday morning in Kitzbühel, an upmarket Austrian ski town, when he opened fire at his ex-girlfriend’s home, according to reports.
The unnamed suspect admitted to officers that he killed his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend, her family and new boyfriend, Austria’s Kurier newspaper reported. The suspect had broken up with the girl just 2-months ago.
“I have just murdered five people,” he allegedly said to officers before surrendering a pistol and knife to them.
It appears he ran into his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend in the town on Saturday night and they got into an argument, police said. He later showed up to her family’s home in the wealthy ski town early on Sunday.
After being turned away by the teenager’s father, he returned to his own house, grabbed his brother’s legally owned pistol and went back to the chalet. When his ex-girlfriend’s father opened the door again at around 5:30am, he shot him, before going on to shoot her 25-year-old brother and her mother, according to the account he gave police.
He climbed a balcony to reach his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend, who were sleeping in a locked apartment inside the house. He killed the teen and her 24-year-old boyfriend, authorities said.
“We are all shocked and deeply saddened,” Kitzbühel mayor Klaus Winkler said, according to German news outlet Deutsche Welle.
He then surrendered at the nearest police station, telling officers he killed five people.
The Kitzbühel ski resort often referred to as ‘The World’s Best Resort’, promises the best-guaranteed snow in Austria and 115-miles of glorious pistes. One of the most popular resorts in the world, there are 57 cable cars and lifts, astounding freeriding options, almost 200 days of guaranteed snow and, above all, the Streif, the world’s most dangerous downhill World Cup course.