Six Killed, Two Injured In Shooting At Czech Hospital

Six people have been killed and two more wounded in a shooting in a hospital in the eastern Czech Republic, the prime minister says.

The apparent suspect later shot himself dead as police approached his car, authorities said.

Prime Minister Andrej Babis told Czech public television the shooting took place in a waiting room on Tuesday morning.

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The attacker opened fire at people's heads from close range, Babis said.

He said he was heading for the site, at the University hospital in the eastern city of Ostrava, 350km east of Prague.

Police said they found the suspect's car and he shot himself in the head as they approached.

They identified him as a 42-year-old man. Police had launched an extensive manhunt for the suspect and his Renault Laguna car.

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Police published a photo of the suspect, having withdrawn an earlier photo of a different man. They said that man was now considered to be a witness.

Clinic director Jiri Havrlant told media the dead were four men and two women. Another man and a woman had to be operated on.

Police are boosting security across the country.