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A shooting in Prague left at least 10 victims

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Students evacuate a building of the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, after a deadly shooting on Thursday.


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A mass killing occurred on Thursday at a university in central Prague, Czech Republic, killed at least 10 people in addition to injuring at least 30 people, according to emergency services. Police announce that the alleged perpetrator of this mass killing has been “eliminated.”

The shooting occurred near Jan Palach Square in Prague's Old Town. According to Czech media, it occurred at the Faculty of Arts, whose teachers and students were ordered to confine themselves during the police intervention.

Private television channel Nova TV reported an explosion and a shooter on the roof of the building in the historic center of Prague.< /p>Open in full screen mode

Armed police officers patrol the balcony of a building at Charles University in central Prague.

Interior Minister Vit Rakusan said on state television that there were no other shooters ;had been confirmed and called on the population to follow the police's instructions.

The police closed the area and asked people living nearby to stay at home.

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The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Petr Fiala, has canceled a trip to the east of the country and is returning to Prague, a- he announced on X.

President Petr Pavel, for his part, said he was shocked by the deadly shooting.

I am shocked by these events. I would like to express my deep regret and my sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the shooting, declared on X Mr. Pavel, who ends a two-day visit to Paris on Thursday.

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The police closed the area near the university building.

Gun violence is rare in the Czech Republic.

In December 2019, a 42-year-old man shot dead six people in a hospital waiting room in Ostrava, in the east of the country, before fleeing and committing suicide. /p>

In 2015, a man killed eight people before killing himself in a restaurant in Uhersky Brod.

With information from Agence France-Presse, Associated Press and Reuters

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