11 killed in shooting in Montenegro

Andriana Nastic State Public Prosecutor speaks with a forensic team at the home where the shooter staged a mass shooting in Cetinje, Montenegro, August 12, 2022. [Stevo Vasiljevic/Reuters]

A mass shooting in Montenegro on Friday killed 11 people, including two children and a shooter, and injured six, state prosecutors told Vijesti TV after an initial investigation of the crime scene. Told.

Montenegro police chief Zoran Burjanin said a 34-year-old man shot dead two brothers, one aged 8 and the other 11, with a hunting rifle around 3:30 pm on Friday. said he injured his mother and died at a medical facility in the late afternoon. institution.

“The family was staying as tenants in the shooter’s home,” Burjanin said.He said the motive for the shooting was not yet known, and did not name the shooter, but said his initials were his VB.

The shooter then left the house and killed seven more people. A police officer was injured in a shootout with police, Burjanin said.

“When we arrived at the scene, there were nine bodies, including two children, and two others died on the way to the hospital,” state prosecutor Andriana Nastic told Vijesti TV.

“We can only say that the shooter was killed by a citizen (civilian),” Nastic said. Earlier, media reported that the police had killed the shooter.

Montenegro Prime Minister Doritan Abazovic said the country will declare a three-day mourning period starting Friday night.

“I am deeply disturbed by the reports of the horrific tragedy in Cetinje. My deepest condolences to the affected families and all those who lost loved ones,” President Milo Čukanovic tweeted. [Reuters] 11 killed in shooting in Montenegro

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