A gunman opened fire in a Czech restaurant today, killing eight people before turning the gun on himself.
The town of Uherský Brod’s interior minister said the attack was committed by a lone gunman who is most likely “insane” and not a terrorist.
The gunman notified a national television channel of his plans to shoot up the restaurant before the attack, a reporter from the news network told Reuters.
Restaurant patrons ducked out the back door as the gunman entered with a pistol and immediately began shooting up to 25 rounds.
Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said he is “shocked by the tragic attack,” adding, “I would like to express my deepest sorrow and condolences to the families and relatives of the victims.”