Prague — Six people were killed in a shooting in a hospital in the eastern Czech Republic Tuesday, the prime minister said. Police said the shooter was at large. Prime Minister Andrej Babis told Czech public television the shooting took place in a waiting room. The attacker opened fire at people’s heads from close range, Babis said.

Babis said he was heading for the site.

Officials initially published a photo online of a man in a red jacket they said was the suspect, but later said that person was an important witness.

The shooting happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning in the University hospital in the city of Ostrava, located about 220 miles east of Prague.

Officials said people were evacuated from the clinic and police were boosting security across the country.


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