BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — A “radicalized teenager” shot useless two folks exterior a homosexual bar in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava, Prime Minister Eduard Heger mentioned.
The gunman killed two folks and wounded one other close to the Teplaren bar within the metropolis middle Wednesday night, police mentioned. The suspected attacker was discovered useless Thursday morning, officers added.
“I strongly condemn a homicide of two younger folks shot useless in Bratislava final evening by a radicalized teenager,” Heger wrote on Twitter.
“No type of white supremacy, racism and extremism in opposition to communities, incl. LGBTI, could be tolerated,” he added.
Police mentioned they haven’t but decided the motive behind the taking pictures and requested the general public for endurance as they seemed into the chance that it was a hate crime.
Slovak media reported the principle suspect had posted messages with the phrases “hate crime” and “homosexual bar” hashtagged on Twitter. The Dennik N information web site mentioned the attacker had posted a manifesto in opposition to the LGBT and the Jewish communities earlier than the killings.
The Duhovy Pleasure Bratislava group mentioned it was shocked by the assault, whereas Slovak President Zuzana Caputova supplied her help to the LGBT neighborhood.
“I wish to say to the LGBT neighborhood, it’s not you who don’t belong right here, it’s not you who ought to be afraid to stroll within the streets. It’s hate that doesn’t belong in Slovakia,” she instructed reporters after visiting the scene of the assault.
European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen mentioned her ideas had been with the households of the victims.
“These abhorrent murders are a risk to our societies constructed on respect and tolerance. The E.U. is dedicated to serving to battle hate crime and speech in all kind. We should defend the LGBTIQ neighborhood,” she added.