There was a shooting in the morning in Prague’s Bělehradská Street, and the police drove to the scene (June 29, 2021).
| photo: Jiří Meixner, iDNES.cz
“The man will remain charged with murder, attempted murder, attempted grievous bodily harm, double illicit weapons and damage to another’s property,” said Adam Wenig, a spokesman for the Municipal Court in Prague.
According to the police, the man’s question showed that he wanted to continue committing particularly serious crimes against the people he had disputes with in recent years – family members, officials of various institutions or former colleagues. The motive was revenge for the alleged grievances.
The sixty-six-year-old man was detained by police in the center of the capital last June, several hours after the shooting at the Labor Office in Prague 2. The official he shot was taken to the Royal Vinohrady University Hospital, where she subsequently succumbed to serious injuries. He threatened to shoot the official in writing as early as 2016. In the past, he unsuccessfully applied for unemployment benefits.
The shooter had an illegally held weapon with him. Another weapon – a home-made shotgun – was found in his car.
Police subsequently said the man had confessed. In addition to the shooting of the clerk, he is also linked to the policy of another mixed woman in the Central Bohemian Region, such as an explosion of the raid system and an injury to a police officer in an apartment in Liben, Prague. The incident in Liben was described by the police as an attempted murder.