Czech Republic hospital shooting leaves six dead as shooter on loose

A manhunt is underway in the Czech Republic after a gunman shot dead at least six people as he entered the hospital.

The area has been evacuated as police investigate.

Two others are believed to be seriously injured, two the hospital in the northeastern Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday, police said.

Police said on Twitter they were searching for the shooting suspect.

Tweeting a picture of the man, a spokesperson said: "We ask the public for help in finding the likely suspect. We also call for the utmost caution."

The Czech health minister confirmed this morning six people have died.

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