Fatal shooting at Brno shopping centre

Police have confirmed a shooting in the popular Brno shopping centre “Vaňkovka” which left two people – one man, one woman - dead on Friday. The shooting took place in a café on shopping centre premises: witnesses said the two – now known to have been a married couple - had been sitting at one table, when he drew a gun and shot her, then himself. Emergency services were at the scene within minutes, but were unable revive the victim; her assailant died instantly. Both the assailant and the victim are estimated to have been in their early 60s; their identities, while known, have not yet been confirmed. Police suspect the man committed the murder/suicide after arguing with his wife over divorce proceedings.

Author: Jan Velinger