Czech police hunting shooter wanted for gunning down six people in hospital

Czech police hunting shooter wanted for gunning down six people in hospital

Officials say six people are dead and the shooter is still at large.

Police officers guard the doors of a teaching hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic, after a gunman carried out a mass shooting in its waiting room Tuesday morning. "We deployed two helicopters, identified his vehicle. and when one helicopter descended over the auto, he shot himself in the head", Kuzel told reporters. The attacker opened the fire on people's heads at close range, Babis said. He says he is traveling to the scene.

"When the police arrived to the site of the auto, the suspect was still alive".

Police said they had not yet determined what drove the 42-year-old to launch the attack.

The hospital was evacuated and police were working to secure surrounding areas. Police later said an additional two people had been injured.

The president thanked members of the security forces and the doctors and others who offered help, said Ovcacek.

The motive for the shooting remains unclear, police said.

Police are searching for the suspect after the attack.

They published a photo of the suspect, a man in a red casual jacket. All the victims - four men and two women - were patients.

"I want to assure the public that there is no more danger", said Hamacek. Another man and a woman had to be operated on.

Witnesses reported that they had heard shots coming from the emergency room of the hospital in the industrial city, according to media reports.

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