A shooter killed at least six people this morning at a teaching hospital in the Czech Republic, according to local authorities.
The local governor of the north-eastern city of Ostrava confirmed the death count, with at least two more people severely injured, the BBC reported. The attack is said to have taken place about 7 a.m. local time, according to the Czech police.
Local police are still on the hunt for the male shooter, they confirmed on Twitter. The police asked for the public’s help in finding the alleged perpetrator, but urged for “utmost caution,” warning that the man is “dangerous and probably armed.”
Czech Foreign Affairs Minister Tomáš Petříček wrote on Twitter that he’s at a “loss for words” and offered his condolences to everyone “close to the victims.”