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A mass shooting at Charles University’s philosophy department in downtown Prague occurred this morning, resulting in at least 15 deaths and over 20 people injured, marking the Czech Republic’s deadliest mass shooting.

Prague Police Chief Martin Vondrasek confirmed the shooter, a student of the university, also died during the incident. Officials have cautioned that the death toll may yet rise. The shooter, David Kozak, had a manifesto on telegram, indicating his plan of committing the shooting and his urge to kill.


Interior Minister Vit Rakusan indicated there is currently no suspected link to extremist ideologies or groups. Vondrasek noted, “There was nothing to suggest that he had an accomplice.”

According to police, the gunman also killed his father earlier in the day and was suspected of a double homicide on December 15th that resulted in the death of a 2-month-old infant.



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