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10 Dec 2019 | 02:08 AM UTC

Czech Republic: Shooting reported at hospital in Ostrava December 10

Gunman opens fire in Ostrava’s university hospital on December 10, killing at least four people; avoid the area

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Event

A gunman opened fire in the university hospital in Ostrava on the morning (local time) of Tuesday, December 10. According to police officials, at least four people have been killed and two others were seriously wounded. Police officers have been deployed into the area and an operation is ongoing. Individuals are being asked to avoid the area of the incident.

A heightened police presence and transportation disruptions are anticipated in the area over the coming hours. Details are still emerging.

Advice

Individuals in Ostrava are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the shooting, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.