Shooting at Czech hospital leaves six dead

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Dec 10, 2019

December 10, 2019

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An attacker shot dead six people at a hospital in the northeastern Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday morning.

Health minister Adam Vojtech told Czech Radio that six people were killed.

Prime Minister Andrej Babis confirmed the figure and said: "There were four dead and two injured people who unfortunately died too."

He told Czech public television the shooting took place in a waiting room. The attacker opened fire at people's heads from close range, Mr Babis said.

Police said on Twitter they were searching for the shooting suspect, who is still at large. They are also strengthening security at "soft targets" across the country.

The shooting happened on Tuesday morning at just after 10am UAE in the University hospital, Ostrava, located 350 kilometers east of Prague.

A hospital director told Czech Television the number of casualties could still rise.

Police are looking for a suspected gunman who is at large. EPA
Police are looking for a suspected gunman who is at large. EPA

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Updated: December 10, 2019 01:15 PM

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