Gunman Kills 10 In Montenegro Before Passerby Shoots Him Dead

CETINJE, Montenegro (AP) — A person went on a taking pictures rampage within the streets of this western Montenegro metropolis Friday, killing 10 folks, together with two kids, earlier than being shot useless by a passerby, officers mentioned.

Montenegrin police chief Zoran Brdjanin mentioned in a video assertion shared with media that attacker was a 34-year-old man he recognized solely by his initials, V.B.

Brdjanin mentioned the person used a searching rifle to first shoot to dying two kids ages 8 and 11 and their mom, who lived as tenants within the attacker’s home in Cetinje’s Medovina neighborhood.

The shooter then walked into the road and randomly shot 13 extra folks, seven of them fatally, the chief mentioned.

“At the moment, it is unclear what provoked V.B. to commit this atrocious act,” Brdjanin mentioned.

Andrijana Nastic, the prosecutor coordinating the crime scene investigation, instructed journalists that the gunman was killed by a passerby and {that a} police officer was among the many wounded. She mentioned 9 of these killed died on the scene and two died at a hospital the place they had been taken for surgical procedure.

Cetinje, the seat of Montenegro’s former royal authorities, is 36 kilometers (22 miles) west of Podogrica, the present capital of the small Balkan nation.

Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic wrote on his Telegram channel that the incident was “an unprecedented tragedy” and urged the nation “to be, in their thoughts, with the families of the innocent victims, their relatives, friends and all the people of Cetinje.”

President Milo Djukanovic mentioned on Twitter that he was “deeply moved by the news of the terrible tragedy” in Cetinje, calling for “solidarity” with the households who misplaced loved-ones within the incident.