A mass shooting at university in downtown Prague killed at least 10 people and injured about 30 others, and the person who opened fire is dead, Czech police and the city’s rescue service said Thursday.
The incident reportedly took place at Charles University’s Faculty of Arts, near the Czech capital’s Old Town, a major tourist hotspot. Videos published on social media appeared to show people fleeing the scene
Police gave no details about the victims or the circumstances of the gunfire in the Czech Republic’s capital. They said officers were deployed due to a sh%ting at a school in Jan Palach Square.
The philosophy department of Charles University, which is located in the square, was evacuated, Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda said. The police department said the square has been sealed off. It urged people to leave the surrounding streets and stay inside.
Czech Interior Minister Vit Rakusan said no other assailant was at the scene, but he urged people to cooperate with police
. Prague’s rescue service confirmed that 11 people had died, including the shooter. It said about 30 others suffered various injuries, including nine with serious ones.
According to reports, the shooter had pre-planned the attack going by disturbing messages he left in a group chat.
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