Many Prague residents lit candles on Friday in memory of the victims of Thursday's shooting at Charles University .
Aged 24, the student killed 13 people during the shooting and injured 25 others, before committing suicide. A fourteenth person died of their injuries on Friday at the hospital.
Thirteen people died at the scene [of attack], we must add the 14th death, who is the shooter. Another victim died in hospital, Interior Minister Vit Rakusan told reporters.
Earlier in the day, he said that those killed had been identified.
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The government declared a day of national mourning on December 23.
Czech Interior Minister Vit Rakusan addressed the events at Charles University during a press conference on Friday.
Police chief Martin Vondrasek explained earlier that the assailant, unknown to the justice system, had a huge arsenal of weapons and ammunition and that the rapid action of the police had prevented even greater carnage.
All of the people who died were shot inside the building and some of them were college classmates of the killer.
According to Mr. Vondrasek, the police had started searching for the student even before the shooting, because his father's lifeless body had been discovered in the village of Hostoun, west of Prague.
The gunman left for Prague saying he wanted to kill himself, he said, refusing to confirm whether he had actually killed his father.
Police Chief Martin Vondrasek said the shooter was inspired by a “similar case in Russia.”
Police searched a building at the Faculty of Arts where the murderer was supposed to report for a class, but he eventually went nearby, to the main faculty building.
It stands close to major tourist sites such as the 14th century Charles Bridge and the picturesque Old Town Square.
The Police were informed of the shooting around 3 p.m. local time and immediately dispatched a response unit. 20 minutes later, the attacker was found dead.
The Faculty of Arts at Charles University is located near Prague's Old Town, a tourist district.
Citing a social media investigation, Vondrasek said the shooter was inspired by a similar case in Russia, without going into details.
This official stressed that the police suspected this same student of having killed a young man and his two-month-old daughter in a pram during a walk in a forest in the eastern suburbs of Prague, December 15.
The investigation into this murder remained at an impasse until evidence uncovered in Hostoun linked him to this crime.
Support from local and international politicians poured in after the tragedy.
Nothing can justify this horrible act.
A quote from Petr Fiala, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
the President of the United States, Joe Biden, denounced a senseless shooting.
The head of the European Union Ursula von der Leyen, the French President Emmanuel Macron and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky presented their condolences.
According to Interior Minister Vit Rakusan, the ;attack has no connection to international terrorism and the student acted alone.
In 2015, a 63-year-old man had shot dead seven men and a woman before ending his life in a restaurant in Uhersky Brod, a town in the southeast of the Czech Republic. In 2019, a man killed six people in the waiting room of a hospital in Ostrava, a city in the east of the country, and a woman died a few days later . The murderer then committed suicide.