The 24-year-old attacker went through every classroom in the university to see if there were other people who might have escaped him
Czech authorities are looking for the motive behind the attack by 24-year-old David Kozak, who opened fire inside Charles University.
The attacker opened fire in the center of Prague at noon on Thursday killing 15 people and injuring 25 others, while according to testimonies he went through every classroom in the university to see if there were any other people who might have escaped him.
“He was going through every section to see if there were people to shoot”student and eyewitness Jakob Weizman told the Guardian newspaper.
He added that he used chairs and desks to block the classroom door where he and a professor had hid when the shooting started.
The gunman opened fire in the hallways and classrooms of the buildingapparently killed at random, while staff and students used furniture to block him from entering.
It is noted that in victimswhich have not yet been named, he is also the father of the gunman.
National mourning in the Czech Republic
Saturday in the Czech Republic has been declared a day of national mourning. Czech President Petr Pavel appealed for unity and said the killings should not be used to spread fake news. Alongside expressed his “great sadness” and “anger at the completely unnecessary” loss of life.
The dramatic footage shared on social media they show people hanging from the outer ledge of the university building before jumping to another part of the roof several meters below. Gunshots are also heard.
The moment the student #DavidKozak from the balcony of the school he shoots at passers-by.
According to the police report, 15 dead (including the perpetrator) and 24 injured have been recorded, 9 of whom are hospitalized in a critical condition. #Prague… pic.twitter.com/dnmJ0Z6KrE
— Jho Low father (@JhoLowFather) December 22, 2023
In a separate video, terrified crowds are seen fleeing the city’s historic Charles Bridge, a major tourist attraction.
He also killed his father
24-year-old David Kozak a few hours earlier he had also shot and killed his father in the village of Hostun, about 20 kilometers from Prague.
The gunmen who killed more than 15 people in #Prague has been identified as university student David Kozak. Gas bombs, ammunition + pyrotechnics were allegedly found in the basement of his house. Reports allege he had psychological problems pic.twitter.com/s9QhYRlieq
— 𝐀𝐀𝐀𝐀𝐀𝐀 (@AiNewsRep) December 21, 2023
Yes, yes police are considering the possibility that he may have killed two more people before the massacre in the Czech capital.
“I always wanted to kill someone”
According to the daily mail, the 24-year-old was a diligent student, with honors, awards and a clean criminal record. He himself had a degree in history and European studies and went on to do a master’s degree, focusing on the history of Poland. However, he had psychological problems and was a legal gun owner.
In fact, his Telegram messages in recent weeks reveal the horrible plan he had in mind.
Update Video: How david kozak, a lone gunman shot 15 people dead in Praguehttps://t.co/QdCaj3CJk0
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The 24-year-old student of Charles University’s School of Philosophy seems to have complained about his “miserable life” and wrote, among other things, that “always wanted to kill someone.”
Specifically, on 10/12, the perpetrator wrote that he was “very inspired by Alina”. He was referring to 14-year-old Alina Afanaskina. The girl shot and killed two people at her school in the Russian city of Bryansk on December 7 and then committed suicide also. “But Alina didn’t kill enough people, I’ll fix that”Kozak had written.
David Kozak avait publié sur un channel Telegram un journal avant son passage à l’acte. Des personnes aussi tarées should be interned à vie.#Prague l Conseil Constitutionnel l #LoiImmogration l David Kozak l Brigitte Bardot l #Nahel l Aurélien Rousseau
➡️ Telegram:… pic.twitter.com/VeRpWPt6Kl
— Kim Jong Un ᵖᵃʳᵒᵈⁱᵉ (@KimJongUnique) December 22, 2023
“I want to attack a school and possibly kill myself. THE Alina Afanaskina it helped me. I always wanted to kill, I thought I would become a maniac in the future. It was more profitable to mass attack than streak. I sat, I waited, I dreamed” he allegedly wrote among other things.
“There was a large amount of ammunition”
According to the daily mail citing police sources, the death toll could have been much higher: “There was a large amount of ammunition and if the police had not entered the building in time, the attacker would not have been dead on the roof and there would have been many more victims.”
It is noted that armed attacks in the Czech Republic are rare. In December 2019, a 42-year-old gunman killed six people in a hospital waiting room in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava before fleeing and fatally shooting himself, while in 2015, a man fatally shot eight people and then killed himself in a restaurant in Uhersky Brod.
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