A 3-day mourning interval has been declared in Montenegro after 11 individuals, together with two younger kids, have been killed in a capturing rampage.
The incident befell within the metropolis of Cetinje, round 22 miles west of the capital Podgorica, with the gunman believed to be concerned in a household dispute, in response to public broadcaster RTCG.
Though particulars of the incident are nonetheless rising, Montenegrin police chief Zoran Brdjanin stated that round 3.30 p.m on Friday a 34-year previous man with a looking rifle shot useless two siblings, aged eight and 11, and injured their mom who died later within the afternoon in a medical facility.
‘The household was staying on the home of the shooter as tenants,’ Brdjanin added. He stated the motive for the capturing was not but identified, and he didn’t give the identify of the shooter however stated his initials have been VB.
Following the preliminary murders, he emerged from the home and proceeded to open hearth in the course of the road, killing a further seven individuals and injuring six extra.
Throughout a shootout with the police he managed to injure an officer making an attempt to apprehend him, earlier than finally being shot himself by an unnamed bystander.
‘Once we arrived on the scene we noticed 9 useless our bodies, together with two kids, and one other two handed away on their option to the hospital,’ Andrijana Nastic, a state prosecutor, instructed Vijesti TV.
‘I can solely say that the shooter was killed by a citizen (civilian),’ Nastic stated. Earlier, the media reported that police had killed the shooter.
‘I used to be deeply disturbed with studies a few horrible tragedy in Cetinje,’ President Milo Djukanovic tweeted.
‘I specific my deepest condolences to these households affected and all those that misplaced their family members.’
In the meantime, Montenegro’s Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic known as on the nation to supply help to the households of the victims, saying the incident was unprecedented in Montenegro’s current historical past.
‘I invite all of the residents of Montenegro to be with the households of the harmless victims,’ he wrote in a submit on Telegram, earlier than declaring an official three-day mourning interval a number of hours later.
Residents have been left in shock following the capturing, which regardless of ongoing points with corruption and organised crime stays a rarity within the Adriatic nation.
‘I can’t consider that this occurred in Cetinje and Montenegro. I have no idea what to say, I’m speechless. I have no idea the place this may lead us,’ stated Cetinje resident Milorad Mitrovic to public broadcaster RTCG.