Gunman Kills Eight in Czech Shooting
A gunman opened fire at a restaurant in the Czech Republic, killing eight people before fatally shooting himself
- By Matt Holden
- Feb 24, 2015
A gunman opened fire at a restaurant in the Czech Republic, killing eight people before fatally shooting himself according to reports. The man entered the restaurant in the eastern town of Uhersky Brod and began “shooting indiscriminately,” according to the town’s mayor Patrik Kuncar. The incident is not believed to be terrorism related.
Several people were injured in the attack, and the Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said the incident was the work of a “crazed individual.”
"I assume this was an isolated incident," Kuncar told state television. "We have various anti-terrorist measures but we can see that, here, probably a lone shooter struck with no warning.
The shooter has been described as a local man around the age of 60.
I'm rattled by this event. I never would have imagined something like this happening here, in a restaurant that I know well," said Kuncar.
Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.