Zes doden nadat man vuur opent in wachtruimte van Tsjechisch ziekenhuis
December 10, 2019 -
Zes mensen zijn gedood toen een schutter het vuur opende
in een wachtkamer van een Tsjechisch ziekenhuis. De vermoedelijke schutter heeft zichzelf later doodgeschoten toen de politie zijn auto naderde.
Prime Minister Andrej Babis told Czech public television the shooting took place around 7 a.m. in a waiting room. The attacker opened fire at people's heads from close range, Babis said.
He said he was heading for the site, at the University hospital in the eastern city of Ostrava, 350 kilometers (220 miles) east of Prague.
Police said they found the suspect's car and he shot himself in the head as they approached. They identified him as a 42-year-old man. Police had launched an extensive manhunt, using two helicopters, for the suspect and his silver-gray Renault Laguna car.
Clinic director Jiri Havrlant told media the dead were four men and two women. Another man and a woman had to be operated on.
Officials say people have been evacuated from the clinic. Police are boosting security across the country.