Six people are killed in shooting at Czech hospital

A suspect has shot himself in a car after he allegedly shot and killed six people in Ostrava. Six people are on Tuesday morning has been killed in a shooting

Six people are killed in shooting at Czech hospital

A suspect has shot himself in a car after he allegedly shot and killed six people in Ostrava.

Six people are on Tuesday morning has been killed in a shooting at a hospital in Ostrava in the northeast of Checked.

It informs the Czech health minister, Adam Vojtech.

Police chased a suspect, who was described as a "dangerous armed offender", who rode in a silver Renault Laguna.

on Tuesday morning, police said in a tweet that the alleged perpetrator is dead, having shot himself in the head in his car.

It does not appear immediately of any police information about the perpetrator has gone directly after the selected victims at the hospital or have shot random.

the Police received a notification about a shooting at a hospital in Ostrava. The police are on site, and people are evacuated, it said in a tweet from police.

the Police expanded its efforts in several parts of the country after the incident.

- We strengthen currently the monitoring of selected soft targets (people in hospitals, schools, restaurants and the like, red.) across the entire Czech republic. We ask the public for patience and forethought, wrote the police on Twitter.

in addition to those killed are two reported injured, say police according to AFP news agency.

The Czech interior minister, Jan Hamacek, confirmed in the first place to the Czech news agency CTK that "several people" were killed.

He added that the shooting happened after seven o'clock Tuesday morning. Police tweet that you got the notification at 07.19 and was on site 7.24.

Ostrava is the Czech republic's third largest city and is located in the region Moravian-Silesian.

the Region's governor, Ivo Vondrak, calling the shooting "a great tragedy", writes the british media, the BBC.

the Hospital, after the shooting was closed down, has 1200 beds, writes the German news agency dpa.

According to the dpa, there are about 290.000 inhabitants in Ostrava.

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Updated Date: 10 December 2019, 10:00

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