Prague shooting: student kills 14 people at university

Police believe suspect, who killed himself, may have shot his father before carrying out mass murder

Czech police on the streets following shooting
The Czech president, Petr Pavel, has appealed for unity and declared Saturday as a national day of mourning
(Image credit: Gabriel Kuchta/Getty Images)

A Prague university student shot dead at least 14 people and injured 25 others before killing himself in what is believed to be the worst mass shooting in modern Czech history.

Authorities warned that the death toll could rise, adding that the shooting had been "a premeditated violent attack", apparently inspired by similar massacres abroad. 

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