According to state media RTCG, a violent shooting spree claimed the lives of at least 11 people on Friday, two of whom were children, in Cetinje, a city in southern Montenegro.
Police Chief of Montenegro Zoran Branin claims that the alleged gunman started out by attacking a family who was renting out a room in his home.
Injuring their mother, who subsequently died from her injuries in a hospital, he also killed two children, ages 8 and 11, using a hunting rifle, Branin added.
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Then, using the same gun, he stepped outside and opened fire on other villagers living there.
The shooter “shot individuals as he walked through the street,” according to a witness, who spoke to RTCG.
The assailant, a 34-year-old man, has reportedly been identified by the authorities, and a bystander has reportedly shot and killed him to put an end to his spree.
On Friday, August 12, 2022, a firefighter passes by a funeral at the scene of the attack in Cetinje, Montenegro, which is located 22 miles (36 kilometers) west of Podgorica.
Three of the injured people are in the hospital in critical condition, according to Ljiljana Radulovic, director of the Clinical Center of Montenegro.
On Friday, Milo Đukanović, the president of Montenegro, tweeted that the news had left him “very shaken.”
“I offer the grieving families and all those who lost loved ones my heartfelt sympathies. In these challenging times, our entire society must stand with them, “tweeted user name “Đukanović “.
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