At least eleven people were killed in a shooting at a university in Prague

Have eleven people dead And nine more others were injured to varying degrees by a Shoot committed this Thursday in a faculty in the center of Prague, Czech Republic), Police say they have confirmed it was the suspected shooter neutralized.

“An unknown person opened fire shortly after 3:00 p.m (14:00 GMT) at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, in Jan Palach Square“, in the heart of the capital, explained Radio Prague International.

Equipped with a long gun with a rifle scope, The attacker continued shooting after police arrived at the scene.until it was finally eliminated.

“The shooter has been eliminated! “The entire building is currently being evacuated and there are several deaths and dozens of injuries in the area.”, wrote the Czech police on their X account (formerly Twitter). In another message, he called on citizens not to take to the streets.

“At the moment all emergency services are on site. “We will provide further information as quickly as possible,” the police department said.

On social networks, students from the above-mentioned faculty shared information about people who remained housed in the classrooms or in the university library before the authorities began evacuating the educational center.

Some media outlets quoted witnesses saying they heard one burst. Officials cordoned off the entire area and blocked traffic and public transportation in the area.

The first minister, Petr Fialaannounced this Cancellation of your official agenda in the city of Olomouc and his return to the capital before “tragic events” This Thursday. He has called on all citizens to follow the police’s recommendations, a call that was also supported by the Interior Minister. Vit Rakusan, who will appear in the area.

Rakusan made this clear in statements to public television There is no immediate danger to the population after neutralizing the only suspect.

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