Organisers cancelled the third Slovak International Championship in Tactical Shooting as ordered by Defence Minister Ľubomír Galko, the SITA newswire reported, in reaction to the shooting spree on August 30 in Bratislava’s district of Devínska Nová Ves where a gunman killed seven people and wounded 15 others before he was shot by police.
The tactical shooting contest with participation of military, police, and civilian competitors would have taken place on Thursday and Friday, September 2 and 3, at the Slovak Army's Military Training Area Turecký Vrch. The Target Shooting Association of Slovakia, the Association of Soldiers - Club TT-023 and the Ministry of Defence expressed their condolences to the survivors of victims of the tragedy.
On Thursday, a national day of mourning is to be observed in Slovakia, said the spokesman of the armed forces, Milan Vanga.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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2. Sep 2010 at 10:00