Prague: Several useless after photographs fired in downtown Prague | EUROtoday

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Several folks have been killed and dozens injured by gunfire at a college in downtown Prague. Exact numbers weren’t initially out there, however rescue employees spoke of ten deaths. Czech Interior Minister Vít Rakušan mentioned on public tv that the suspected shooter was additionally useless and that there was no affirmation of one other perpetrator.

According to preliminary info, the incident is claimed to have occurred on the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University on Jan-Palach-Platz. Humanities are taught there. As the tv station Nova reported, the shooter is claimed to have been on the roof of the college constructing. An explosion was additionally heard.

There was initially no additional details about the suspected shooter or a attainable motive. Students and workers on the college mentioned on social media that they’d barricaded themselves in lecture halls and workplaces. People ought to now be introduced out of the constructing one after the other. The rescue service despatched a number of ambulances, emergency docs and a big ambulance to the scene. Photos confirmed college students leaving the constructing with their arms raised.

Police with a big presence within the metropolis heart

Jan Palach Square is positioned just some 100 meters from Charles Bridge, town’s landmark on the Vltava. The police was within the metropolis heart with a big contingent. She referred to as on folks to keep away from the world. Residents mustn’t exit of the home.

Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock expressed her condolences to the households and buddies of the victims. “The attack in the middle of Prague hits Europe in the heart. We are in mourning,” wrote the Green politician on the web platform X.

Charles University was based in 1348, making it one of many oldest European universities. It has a complete of round 49,500 college students. Of these, round 8,000 examine on the Faculty of Humanities – topics resembling German, Slavic and historic research.