A shooter killed at least 15 people and injured dozens more in a violent attack at Charles University in Prague on Thursday afternoon before being killed himself, according to Czech police.
“The shooter has been eliminated!!! The entire [university] building is currently being evacuated and there are several dead and dozens injured,” Czech police reported Thursday afternoon.
“The intervention at the site is still ongoing. At the moment we can confirm more than 15 dead and dozens injured. We have no information at this time that the perpetrator is linked to any terrorist organization,” the police said in their latest update.
The injured people have been cleared from the attack site, but “a smaller number of crews remain on site as a precaution,” Prague’s Medical Rescue Services reported.
Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala will convene an “extraordinary meeting of the government” on Thursday evening, followed by a press conference.
The shooter’s motive is not clear at this point.
European leaders including Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed condolences following the attack.