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6 killed, 2 injured in Czech Republic hospital shooting

Gunman killed himself while running from police, says police

Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak   | 10.12.2019
6 killed, 2 injured in Czech Republic hospital shooting file photo


At least six people were killed and two others were critically injured Tuesday in a hospital shooting in the Czech Republic, police said.

The shooting took place at Ostrava University Hospital in the country’s northeast at around 7.19 a.m. local time (0619GMT), according the police.

“Six people killed, two injured as the current information from site,” police said on Twitter.

According to Czech police, suspected perpetrator escaped from the scene with a vehicle.

“Police searched for the vehicle escaping from the scene. We identify the man who shot himself in the head before the police hit,” they said.

The attacker’s motives for the assault remains unclear.

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