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Four dead, two injured after gun rampage at Czech hospital

10 Dec 2019 / 16:29 H.

PRAGUE: A gunman opened fire Tuesday in a hospital in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava, killing four people and seriously injuring two others, police said.

“There are four dead and two seriously injured people on the site,“ regional police spokeswoman Pavla Jirouskova told the public Czech Television.

She added the suspect remained at large, with police asking the public for help.

Police have published a picture of the alleged suspect on Twitter, showing a man with receding ginger hair and wearing a red jacket.

Czech TV reported that he was about 180cm tall.

“I can confirm a shooting at the Ostrava Faculty Hospital after 7am (2pm Malaysian time) today,“ Interior Minister Jan Hamacek tweeted.

The DNES daily reported on its website that the shooting had occurred at the trauma ward of the hospital in Ostrava, a steel hub located around 300km east of Prague. — AFP

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