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. Police and emergency response units were mobilized to the scene.
Ostrava is an industrial and mining city in the Czech Republic’s rust belt, close to the border with Poland.