Prague gunman murdered child in woods days earlier than college assault, police say | EUROtoday

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Prague college shooter David Kozak had confessed in a letter to killing a two-month-old child and her 32-year-old father in a nationwide forest simply days earlier than the rampage on 21 December, police stated.

The letter was discovered at Kozak’s residence in Hostoun, based on experiences.

Czech police spokesman Jan Danek confirmed the existence of the letter however didn’t disclose its contents because of the ongoing investigation, the every day Diary of N reported.

“I can confirm that we secured a letter in Hostoun where the perpetrator wrote that he committed the attack” on the 32-year-old father and his daughter, Mr Danek stated.

“The contents of the document cannot be made public at this time due to the ongoing investigation into the entire incident.”

Earlier, authorities had recognized Kozak as a suspect within the double murders of the daddy and toddler, found in a nationwide forest on 15 December.

Less than per week earlier than Kozak carried out the mass shootings on the Charles University in central Prague, the our bodies of the 2 victims – seemingly chosen at random – had been discovered within the Klanovicky les National Forest on 15 December.

The mass capturing at Charles University left 14 individuals useless and 25 injured.

Kozak, armed with an AR-15, entered the college, claiming to have killed his father that morning. He opened hearth on the fourth flooring of Charles University in Jan Palach Square shortly after 3pm, with chilling photos showing of the shooter wearing black, taking goal from a balcony with a big gun.

Police raced to the scene and evacuated college students and vacationers close to the constructing within the metropolis centre, with Kozak’s physique discovered a short time later with “devastating injuries”. Authorities have confirmed that the 24 year-old was a historical past pupil on the college and that he acted alone.

He is believed to have been impressed by a college capturing carried out by 14-year-old schoolgirl in Russia earlier this month, and wrote on Telegram: “I want to do a school shooting and possibly suicide.” Kozak later died by suicide.

The Czech authorities declared 23 December a nationwide day of mourning within the wake of the nation’s worst mass capturing.

Prime minister Petr Fiala expressed deep sorrow and disgust, emphasising the necessity to come collectively to point out respect for the victims within the face of this “senseless” violence.

“There is absolutely no explanation, no justification for this. Like many of you, I am feeling a deep sorrow and disgust over this incomprehensible and brutal violence,” Fiala stated.

“At this dark hour, we should come together and respect each other, to show our respect for the victims.”