The tragedy occurred on Wednesday around 19:00 in Zámocká street, which leads from the old town to the Bratislava castle and the Parliament building. Police said two men under the age of thirty died in the attack and a maid from the aforementioned facility was injured. The woman is in the hospital and her life is out of danger.
Witnesses heard a dozen gunshots during the incident. The offender fled the scene after the attack. According to Slovak media, the police also deployed a helicopter to search for the killer.
Šilhan told the ČT broadcast that in one of the latest Twitter posts, the striker indicated that he could have committed suicide. He recalled that dozens of police patrols and fire brigade ships were involved in the police action in and around Bratislava, which controlled and controlled the surroundings of the Danube River.
“Shortly before the attack, the user’s anonymous Twitter account published a fairly large manifesto or text in which very explicitly insulting and criticizing certain groups of the population, especially Jews and sexual minorities. Yesterday, for the same. reason, he posted pictures of himself taking pictures in front of this object (the bar where the shooting took place), “he said.
Šilhan also said that the police had already set up their patrols in front of the objects that fall within the association of Jewish communities. The police were led to this by messages that the possible attacker posted both before and after the incident.
“According to the security expert, it is possible that the attacker, who presented himself as a 19-year-old Slovak citizen, but with Balkan roots, could have been preparing the attack for weeks, perhaps even months. indicate that he had accomplices, “added the journalist.
Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová also reacted to the shooting in Bratislava on social media, supporting survivors and community members. “My deepest condolences to the mourners and my strength to the LGBTI community that feels threatened by this attack. Law enforcement, act “, she wrote on Facebook.