Gunman opens fire in Czech Republic restaurant, at least eight dead

At least eight people have reportedly been killed in a shooting in an eastern Czech Republic town of Uhersky Brod, as per reports on Tuesday.

Updated: Feb 24, 2015, 21:20 PM IST

Uhersky Brod: At least eight people have reportedly been killed in a shooting in an eastern Czech Republic town of Uhersky Brod, as per reports on Tuesday.

As per media reports, an armed man entered a restaurant and opened fire.

Reports also said that the gunman later committed suicide.

It is being said that around twenty people were in the restaurant at the time of the shooting.

Police said that several people had also been wounded, including a woman who was hospitalised.

The motive for the shooting was not immediately known although there was no indication from police that it was a terrorist act.

Talking about the incident, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said eight people had been killed in the rampage at the 'Friendship' restaurant, as per AFP.

On the other hand, local mayor Patrik Kuncar described the gunman as a resident of the town aged in his 60s, saying he had possible mental health issues.

Kuncar said around 25 shots were heard in the in the restaurant in the town centre.

Uhersky Brod is a town of about 18,000 people and lies about 300 kilometres (180 miles) southeast of the capital Prague.

With Agency inputs