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Czech Republic: At least 6 killed after shooting at hospital in Ostrava00:40

Czech Republic: At least 6 killed after shooting at hospital in Ostrava

Czech Republic, Ostrava
December 10, 2019 at 11:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least six people have been reported dead and another two injured, after a 42 year-old gunman opened fire inside a hospital waiting room in the Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday.

Police cars and firefighter trucks have been stationed outside the hospital, where the deadly shooting took place, as part of heightened security measures in the aftermath of the incident. Security forces holding guns and inspecting the area can be seen in the footage.

The suspect of the attack, which took place at 07:19 local time (06:19 GMT), was later found dead inside a nearby vehicle from what is believed to have been a self-inflicted gunshot.

Tuesday's shooting close to the Polish border is the country's second deadliest attack of its kind since 2015, when eight people were killed at a restaurant in Uhersky Brod.

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At least six people have been reported dead and another two injured, after a 42 year-old gunman opened fire inside a hospital waiting room in the Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday.

Police cars and firefighter trucks have been stationed outside the hospital, where the deadly shooting took place, as part of heightened security measures in the aftermath of the incident. Security forces holding guns and inspecting the area can be seen in the footage.

The suspect of the attack, which took place at 07:19 local time (06:19 GMT), was later found dead inside a nearby vehicle from what is believed to have been a self-inflicted gunshot.

Tuesday's shooting close to the Polish border is the country's second deadliest attack of its kind since 2015, when eight people were killed at a restaurant in Uhersky Brod.

Mandatory Credit: David Kirschner

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