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Czech hospital shooting: Gunman kills six and injures two before shooting himself

Czech police at the scene of the shooting. Credit: Czech police

A gunman shot dead six people and injured two in a shooting at a hospital in eastern Czech Republic, before shooting himself, police say.

The shooting happened at around 7am on Tuesday morning in the University hospital in the city of Ostrava, located 350 kilometres (220 miles) east of Prague.

Czech police deployed an emergency unit to a university hospital.

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

Soon after the incident, Czech police released a picture of the suspect wanted over the shooting.

The Technical University of Ostrava said on its Facebook page that “a shooter, a medium-sized man in a red jacket,” was at the hospital, that all entrances to the premises were closed and police were present.

Czech police released a picture of the suspect wanted over the shooting. Credit: Czech police

According to local reports, at least six people were shot and several people were injured.

Officials say people have been evacuated from the hospital clinic. Police are boosting security across the country.

The shooter targeted the Technical University of Ostrava. Credit: Jaroslav Ozana/CTK via AP