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Residents in southeastern Czech town honor 8 victims killed in restaurant shooting

  • Firefighters carry plastic bags in a garden in Preetz near Kiel, northern Germany, Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2015. Workers clearing a small garden property in northern Germany got a shock when they unearthed a rusted can labeled “Zyklon B” _ the deadly poison gas used by the Nazis in the death chambers of Auschwitz and other camps. Emergency crews were able to determine the can was empty, but still sealed it and removed it as a precaution. (AP Photo/dpa, Daniel Friederichs)

    Firefighters carry plastic bags in a garden in Preetz near Kiel, northern Germany, Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2015. Workers clearing a small garden property in northern Germany got a shock when they unearthed a rusted can labeled “Zyklon B” _ the deadly poison gas used by the Nazis in the death chambers of Auschwitz and other camps. Emergency crews were able to determine the can was empty, but still sealed it and removed it as a precaution. (AP Photo/dpa, Daniel Friederichs)  (The Associated Press)

  • Residents pay respect to victims of a shooting in Uhersky Brod, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. On Tuesday a gunman opened fire in a restaurant killing eight people and seriously wounding a woman before he fatally shot himself. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Residents pay respect to victims of a shooting in Uhersky Brod, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. On Tuesday a gunman opened fire in a restaurant killing eight people and seriously wounding a woman before he fatally shot himself. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman places a candle to pay respect to victims of the shooting in Uhersky Brod, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. On Tuesday a gunman opened fire in a restaurant killing eight people and seriously wounding a woman before he fatally shot himself. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    A woman places a candle to pay respect to victims of the shooting in Uhersky Brod, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. On Tuesday a gunman opened fire in a restaurant killing eight people and seriously wounding a woman before he fatally shot himself. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)  (The Associated Press)

Hundreds of residents of a small town in southeastern Czech Republic have gathered to honor the victims of the worst shooting attack in the country's history.

Braving rain, they lit candles in front of the Druzba restaurant in Uhersky Brod on Wednesday, a day after the gunman opened fire during lunchtime, killing eight and seriously wounding a woman before he fatally shot himself.

Following surgery, the 37-year-old woman, who was shot in the chest, wasn't in life-threatening condition Wednesday, said Dana Lipovska, spokesman for the hospital in nearby Uherske Hradiste.

Police identified the gunman as a 63-year-old local man who had no criminal record and had a gun license.

A motive hasn't yet been determined, but authorities ruled out terrorism.