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Mayor: 8 people dead in shooting in restaurant in eastern Czech Republic

  • A police officer controls traffic near a restaurant where a gunman opened fire in Uhersky Brod, east of the Czech Republic, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/CKT, Dalibor Gluck) ** SLOVAKIA OUT **

    A police officer controls traffic near a restaurant where a gunman opened fire in Uhersky Brod, east of the Czech Republic, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/CKT, Dalibor Gluck) ** SLOVAKIA OUT **  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers patrol near a restaurant where a gunman opened fire injuring at least one person in Uhersky Brod, in the east of the Czech Republic, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Police did not immediately release any details. (AP Photo/CKT, Dalibor Gluck)  SLOVAKIA OUT

    Police officers patrol near a restaurant where a gunman opened fire injuring at least one person in Uhersky Brod, in the east of the Czech Republic, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Police did not immediately release any details. (AP Photo/CKT, Dalibor Gluck) SLOVAKIA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer patrols near a restaurant where a gunman opened fire injuring at least one person in Uhersky Brod, in the east of the Czech Republic, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Police did not immediately release any details. (AP Photo/CKT, Dalibor Gluck)  SLOVAKIA OUT

    A police officer patrols near a restaurant where a gunman opened fire injuring at least one person in Uhersky Brod, in the east of the Czech Republic, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Police did not immediately release any details. (AP Photo/CKT, Dalibor Gluck) SLOVAKIA OUT  (The Associated Press)

A mayor in the Czech Republic says a local man has opened fire in a restaurant in a clash that has left at least eight people dead.

Patrik Kuncar, mayor of the southeastern town of Uherske Brod, also said the shooter, a man around 60, was among the dead.

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec was also quoted by two Czech media outlets as saying that eight people had been killed. He was heading for the town, located 300 kilometers (185 miles) southeast of Prague.