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10 Dec 2019 | 04:25 AM UTC

Czech Republic: Six people killed in Ostrava hospital shooting December 10 /update 1

Authorities update death toll to six in the Ostrava hospital shooting on December 10; suspect reported dead

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Event

Authorities have announced that six people have now died in the Ostrava's university hospital shooting on Tuesday, December 10. A gunman opened fire at the institution and left several others injured. Media reports indicate that police first detained a key witness and later the gunman was reported dead by police, who shot himself prior to being cornered by authorities. 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.

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.