Prague university shooting: 14 killed, 25 wounded

The suspect, a student, has died, officials said.

At least 14 people were killed and 25 were injured in a shooting at Charles University in Prague on Thursday, according to Prague's head of police.

The suspect -- a 24-year-old student at the university -- died by suicide, according to police. His body was found at Charles University's faculty of the arts, the Prague head of police said.

The suspected gunman also allegedly killed his father earlier in the day, police said. His body was found at a separate location, police said.

Authorities described the suspect as "a high-performing student who got inspired by another heinous act elsewhere in the world."

But police said there is no clear motive.

Police said the suspect was expected to attend class Thursday afternoon in a building about 500 meters away from the shooting scene.

Czech Ministry of Interior Vit Rakusan said a large amount of weapons and ammunition were found at the shooting scene, noting that "police apparently intervened in time to prevent an even more tragic course of today's massacre."

As chaos broke out, people fled from Prague's Old Town, running across the iconic Charles Bridge.

Leo Menindez, from Mexico, told ABC News, "We started hearing the police sirens and ambulances from the Charles Bridge. Then we started hearing the shots and then everyone started to run."