Nine Dead in Czech Restaurant Shooting

Nine people have been killed in a shooting at a restaurant in the Czech Republic Tuesday afternoon.

The motive and circumstances of the shooting are not yet clear, but reports say the attack took place in the town of Uhersky Brod, some 180 miles south of the capital Prague.

AFP cited witnesses saying that the as-yet unidentified gunman burst into the restaurant suddenly and began firing.

According to the Czech news agency CTK, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec confirmed that eight of the dead are victims of the attacker, while the ninth is the gunman himself, who appears to have turned the gun on himself.

The BBC has identified the attacker as a 60-year-old man.

At least one woman has been seriously wounded in the attack as well.

Reports cited by the Telegraph claim around 25 rounds were fired inside the restaurant.

Updates to follow.


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