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2023 Prague shooting

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2023 Prague shooting
LocationFaculty of Arts, Charles University Prague, Czechia
Date21 December 2023 (2023-12-21)
3:20 p.m. – (CET)
Attack type
Mass shooting, mass murder, murder–suicide, school shooting
WeaponsZEV AR-10 .308 rifle
Deaths17 (including the perpetrator and his father)
PerpetratorDavid Kozak[1]

On 21 December 2023, 17 people[2] were killed in a mass shooting at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University (including the shooter) on Jan Palach Square in central Prague, Czech Republic.[3][4] At least 25 more were injured, nine of them seriously. The university building was evacuated. Police arrived at the scene, where they closed off the square and its surroundings. There was a shootout between the gunman and the police, after which he shot himself dead.[5] At the time of the shooting, the student, who had a bachelor's degree from the same university, was studying for a master's degree there.[source?]


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  1. Crisp, James (21 December 2023). "Prague gunman David Kozak shared mass shooting fantasies online". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235.
  2. "Prague University shooting: 16 killed, including gunman, 30 others injured in Czech Republic".
  3. "Prague shooting: Prague university gunman killed father before gunning down 17". The Telegraph. 2023-12-21. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2023-12-22.
  4. "Gunman kills 17 in unprecedented attack at Prague university". Reuters.
  5. "Gunman kills at least 17 before being 'eliminated' in downtown Prague". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 2023-12-22.

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