Thursday, November 10, 2011

Three die in Czech Aircraft Industries plant shooting

A gunman has shot dead two people before killing himself at an aircraft plant in the south-east of the Czech Republic, police say.

The shooting took place inside the Aircraft Industries plant, which produces civilian aircraft, in the town of Kunovice on Thursday morning.

A number of people were also wounded in the attack, described in one early report as a "rampage".

Czech media said all three of the dead were males.

"I've learnt there are three dead and one of the dead men is the gunman," regional police spokeswoman Jana Bartikova told AFP news agency.

The attack happened before noon (1100 GMT), another police spokesman told the agency.

Aircraft Industries, majority-owned by Russia's Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company, produces the L-410 turboprop plane in Kunovice, about 260km (160 miles) south-east of Prague. source