Good evening. Here is the Thursday, September 28 edition of Today in Slovakia – the main news of the day in less than five minutes.
Four injured, one dead in Dúbravka shooting
On Fedáková Street in Bratislava’s Dúbravka borough, near the Saratov shopping mall, a man started randomly shooting at people from the window of a block of flats on Wednesday night.
Residents also heard an explosion. The perpetrator, 32, was known for setting off pyrotechnics in the area in recent months.
Three civilians as well as a police officer were injured in the shooting. The shooter succumbed to his injuries after a police officer shot him dead.
The police are currently investigating the circumstances and the causes of the incident. Police chief Štefan Hamran has said that the attacker had a clean criminal record. In the past, the police only dealt with him for an offence related to the use of pyrotechnics. The perpetrator worked in the IT field and lived in his parents’ flat. His mother is said to be ill and his father was often on business trips, the Sme daily wrote. In the flat, the police discovered five guns belonging to his father.
For now, the police consider the shooting to be a rash action.
Complaints: Neighbours alerted the police about the problematic behaviour of the attacker several times. They filed nine criminal reports. Hamran confirmed that the police received criminal reports, but no one identified a specific person until August.
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FEATURE STORY FOR THURSDAY
The multi-genre festival White Night will transform Bratislava’’sstreets again into a magical night walk during the upcoming weekend. Art works, installations and performances by Slovak and foreign artists will be presented within more than 50 sites and events scattered around the city centre.
EVENT FOR FRIDAY
Something for little researchers
European Researchers’ Night is an annually organised event throughout Europe, including Slovakia. Events will be held throughout Friday, September 29, in Bratislava , Košice , Žilina , Poprad and Banská Bystrica .
Here’s what it felt like to take part in the event in 2022:
In other news
- In Slovakia, the share of households that cannot afford to maintain an adequate temperature in the home has increased. It is one of the most obvious indicators of energy poverty, according to the Institute for Strategies and Analyses.
- If next year’s state budget were to be balanced, the economy would collapse by almost 6.5 percent, wages would drop by 4 percent, and the unemployed would increase by 130,000 people, according to the macroeconomic forecasts of the Finance Ministry.
- Sewage and oil flowed from five Slovak ships straight into the Danube , said the Slovak Environment Inspectorate.
- The election campaign in Slovakia has ended . A moratorium has been in effect since midnight. During it, no activity in favour or against political parties, movements and coalitions is allowed. The moratorium lasts until the end of voting on election day, September 30.
WEATHER FOR FRIDAY: No bad news, just clear skies and hot weather. ( SHMÚ )
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