A gunman is on the run after six people were shot dead at a hospital in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday.
“Police are intensively searching for the perpetrator,” police said in a tweet. “We ask the public for cooperation.” Prime Minister Andrej Babiš confirmed the death toll in an interview with state broadcaster Czech TV.
The incident happened just after 7 a.m., Interior Minister Jan Hamáček tweeted. He added that police and emergency response units were in attendance.
Ostrava is an industrial and mining city in the Czech Republic’s rust belt, close to the border with Poland.