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10 people are killed in a mass shooting in downtown Prague

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Thursday, 21 December, 2023, 20:24
10 people are killed in a mass shooting in downtown Prague

A mass shooting in downtown Prague killed 10 people and injured about 30 others, and the person who opened fire also is dead, Czech police and the city's rescue service said Thursday.

Police gave no details about the victims or the circumstances of the gunfire in the Czech Republic's capital. They said officers were deployed due to a shooting at a school in Jan Palach Square.

The philosophy department of Charles University, which is located in the square, was evacuated, Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda said.

The police department said the square has been sealed off. It urged people to leave the surrounding streets and stay inside.

10 people are killed in a mass shooting in downtown Prague
10 people are killed in a mass shooting in downtown Prague
10 people are killed in a mass shooting in downtown Prague
10 people are killed in a mass shooting in downtown Prague
10 people are killed in a mass shooting in downtown Prague
10 people are killed in a mass shooting in downtown Prague