At least eight people have been killed in a shooting at a restaurant in the Czech Republic, the country’s interior ministry has said.
Sky News says the shooting took place in the city of Uhersky Brod, which has a population of 17,000 and is located in the east of the country.
Czech television reports nine people have been killed in a shooting in a restaurant in Uhersky Brod in the Czech Republic
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Czech media outlet Czeska Televiza (CT) reports that the gunman has been killed. The city’s mayor, Patrick Kuncar, said that the gunman was a 60-year-old local man who was “unstable”, adding that a waitress from the restaurant had also been hospitalised.
Although the motive remains unclear, officials have ruled out terrorism. “According to available information, it was not a terrorist attack,” the mayor said in a tweet.