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Authorities Search for Motive, Details in Prague Mass Shooting

Investigators in Prague are working to establish a motive for a deadly gun rampage that killed 14 people and wounded 25 others at Charles University in the center of the city, Andrew Higgins and Jenny Gross reports for the New York Times. The gunman also fatally shot himself when the police surrounded him on the rooftop of the building. No foreign nationals were killed in the attack, but one person from the Netherlands and two people from the United Arab Emirates were among the wounded.

Authorities have not suggested a motive, having earlier ruled out any connection to international or domestic terrorism, but told a news conference that the gunman appeared to have acted alone. The authorities identified the gunman only as David K. and said that they believe he fatally shot his father in a town outside Prague on Thursday before heading to the university. He is also a potential suspect in the double murder of a baby and its father last week in Klanovice Forest, west of Prague. The authorities also were working to establish how many weapons the gunman had used in the assault and said that he had registered licenses for eight weapons.

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