PRAGUE — Czech police say a shooting in downtown Prague has killed an unspecified number of people and wounded dozens of others.
Police gave no details about the victims or the circumstances of Thursday’s gunfire in the Czech Republic’s capital.
Czech Interior Minister Vit Rakusan told Czech public television the person who opened fire was dead.
Rakusan said there’s no other shooter at the scene and there’s no imminent further danger, but he urged people to cooperate with police. Police say officers were deployed due to a shooting at a school in Jan Palach Square.
The philosophy department of Charles University, which is located at the square, has been evacuated, Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda said.
The police department said the square has been sealed off. It urged people also to leave the surrounding streets and stay inside.
Jana Postova, a spokesperson for Prague’s rescue service, confirmed numerous people were injured but had no details.