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Police say 10 individuals killed, dozens wounded : NPR

An ambulance drives in direction of the constructing of Philosophical School of Charles College in downtown Prague on Thursday after a lethal capturing.

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An ambulance drives in direction of the constructing of Philosophical School of Charles College in downtown Prague on Thursday after a lethal capturing.

Petr David Josek/AP

PRAGUE — A mass capturing in downtown Prague killed 10 individuals and injured about 30 others, and the one that opened fireplace is also lifeless, Czech police and the town’s rescue service stated Thursday.

Police gave no particulars concerning the victims or the circumstances of the gunfire within the Czech Republic’s capital. They stated officers have been deployed attributable to a capturing at a faculty in Jan Palach Sq..

The philosophy division of Charles College, which is situated within the sq., was evacuated, Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda stated.

The police division stated the sq. has been sealed off. It urged individuals to depart the encircling streets and keep inside.

Czech Inside Minister Vit Rakusan stated no different assailant was on the scene, however he urged individuals to cooperate with police.

Prague’s rescue service confirmed that 11 individuals had died, together with the shooter. It stated about 30 others suffered numerous accidents, together with 9 with severe ones.

Pavel Nedoma, the director of Rudolfinum Gallery, which is also situated within the sq., informed Czech public tv he noticed from a window an individual who was capturing from a gun towards the close by Manes bridge throughout the Vltava River.

Prime Minister Petr Fiala canceled his scheduled occasions and was heading for Prague.

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