Czech shooting victims honoured

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Published: Wednesday 25th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Hundreds of residents of a small town in south-eastern Czech Republic have gathered to honour the victims of the worst shooting attack in the country’s history.

Braving rain, they lit candles in front of the Druzba restaurant in Uhersky Brod, a day after the gunman opened fire during lunchtime, killing eight and seriously wounding a woman before he fatally shot himself.

Following surgery, the 37-year-old woman, who was shot in the chest, was not in life-threatening condition, said Dana Lipovska, spokesman for the hospital in nearby Uherske Hradiste.

Police identified the gunman as a 63-year-old local man who had no criminal record and had a gun licence.

A motive has not yet been determined, but authorities have ruled out terrorism.

Published: Wednesday 25th February 2015 by The News Editor

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