A shooting incident was reported in a street on the outskirts of Prievidza (Trenčín Region), occurring shortly after 10:00 on Tuesday, September 14. Gunfire was heard as the local authorities carried out evictions from flats for the socially disadvantaged. Some seven children and several adults were nearby at the time of the incident.
An unknown shooter is reported to have arrived at the scene in a white pick-up, subsequently firing what is believed to be either a small gun or a gas-operated pistol at the windows of the already-abandoned residence. The previous residents had moved out only a short time earlier, one of the neighbours told the TASR newswire. The gunman drove away immediately after the incident. Police are investigating but have not commented as yet, except to say that no one was injured.
The shooting comes in the wake of several other weapons-related incidents in Slovakia, most notably an incident in the Bratislava borough of Devínska Nová Ves on August 30 in which eight people (including the gunman) lost their lives.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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15. Sep 2010 at 10:00