Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in Bratislava

A man who shot dead a woman in Banšelova Street in the Bratislava borough of Trnávka earlier today is reported to have died after subsequently shooting himself. "According to the findings of an investigation, he shot the woman twice, wounding her fatally; she died on the site," police spokesperson Petra Hrášková said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

A man who shot dead a woman in Banšelova Street in the Bratislava borough of Trnávka earlier today is reported to have died after subsequently shooting himself. "According to the findings of an investigation, he shot the woman twice, wounding her fatally; she died on the site," police spokesperson Petra Hrášková said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Police received a report shortly after 7:30 that a shooting had taken place and that a man had fled the scene. About one hour later, after organising a search operation, police discovered an injured man in nearby Rádiová Street who matched the suspect's description. According to Hrášková, the man had apparently shot himself. He had with him a Škorpion 61 submachine gun which was not legally registered.

The Nový Čas daily reported that the man was the former husband of the victim and had previously been charged with threatening her with a gun. "The injured man was taken to hospital but died soon after arrival," Hrášková said, as reported by TASR. The police have launched an investigation.

Sources: TASR, Nový Čas

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Strike ends, unions sealed agreement with Volkswagen

The strike that lasted for six days ends on the morning of June 26.

L-R: Volkswagen Slovakia board member for HR, Eric Reuting, chair of the board Ralf Sacht, and board member for finances, Jens Kellerbach, at press briefing after strike, June 26

Responsible business no longer concerns only charity

The most common activities in Slovakia include fair-mindedness regarding employees, health and safety at work, and environmental protection.

Volunteers from corporate sector help to improve the environment within the initiative Naše Mesto (Our City).

Slovak under-21 team ended before semi-finals of European Championship

The team had been in a good position to continue to the next round of the championship held in Poland.

European Under-21 Champrionship, Poland - Slovak fans

Sporting events surpass philanthropy dimension

These events inspire an active lifestyle and help to develop philanthropy.

Wings for Life attracted more than 155,000 people.