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Mass shooting in Prague: new details, number of deaths growing

Mass shooting in Prague: new details, number of deaths growing Photo: The number of casualties from the shooting in Prague has increased (Getty Images)

In Prague today, December 21, there is confirmation of 15 fatalities due to a shooting at a university. No Ukrainians are reported among the victims.

Sources used in preparing the material include, the Twitter account of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and comments from the spokesperson of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oleh Nikolenko, for RBC-Ukraine.

Number of injured and Russian example

The Chief of Police in Czechia, Martin Vondrasek, stated that the shooter killed at least 15 people and wounded at least 24 at a university in Prague. He had no accomplices. The shooter committed suicide when the police fired upon him, clarified Vondracek.

Currently, the police are investigating the shooter's social media messages, which may indicate that he drew inspiration from a Russian eighth-grader. Earlier in December, she shot two people at a school in Bryansk, with five others sustaining injuries. The schoolgirl took her own life after the shooting.

Government Meeting

According to, the Czech government will convene for an emergency meeting today, December 21, at 21:00.

Absence of Ukrainians among victims and injured

"According to Czech police information, as of now, there are no Ukrainians among the victims of the shooting in Prague," stated the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Oleh Nikolenko, in a comment to RBC-Ukraine.

Zelenskyy's reaction

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has already responded to the incident.

"I am deeply shocked by the news of the tragic events in Prague, resulting in the death and injury of innocent people. I express sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wish a speedy recovery to the injured," wrote the head of state.


Recall that today, December 21, an unknown person initiated a shooting at a university in Prague. Initially, it was reported about 11 deaths and over 20 injuries were known as a result of the incident.

Later, Czech media reported that the shooter was likely to be a 24-year-old philosophy student at the local university, David Kozak.