Prague gunman confessed in suicide note to murdering father and baby six days before shooting – report

The gunman who killed 14 people at a university in Prague before killing himself, reportedly left a suicide note confessing to the murder of a father and his baby six days earlier, Czech media have reported.

A note found at the home of David Kozak, 24, was said to have contained the admission he shot and killed a 32-year-old man and two-month-old girl on 15 December in the Klanovice woods, close to Czech capital, according to Denik N.

The paper quoted a police spokesperson, who said: “I can confirm that we secured a letter in Hostoun where the perpetrator wrote that he committed the attack.

“The contents of the document cannot be made public at this time due to the ongoing investigation into the entire incident.”

Police had previously believed Kozak was linked to the killing of the pair, adding they regretted not being able to get him earlier.

He is also accused of killing his own father just hours before carrying out the mass shooting at Charles University.

Kozak murdered 14 people in his attack on 21 December.

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Following the discovery of the father’s body, police ordered the evacuation of one of the university buildings, where the gunman was due to have a lecture at 2pm on Thursday.

According to Mr Vondrasek, the evacuation was completed at 2.22pm, and after this, police continued to search for the student.

However, at 2.59pm, gunshots were reported in another university building, the Charles University Faculty of Arts near Jan Palach Square.

At one point the gunman shot and injured three people outside the building with a long-range weapon and police fired back.

As officers approached his location, he was armed with a shotgun and killed himself, authorities said.

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Police found his body while searching the building.

“Piles of ammunition – unbelievable quantities” were found at the scene, an official said.

They added it appears he was inspired by a terrorist attack in Russia.

A day of mourning was declared on Saturday 23 December, as a result of the country’s worst mass shooting in history.

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