Mass shootings took place in Montenegro on Friday
11 people died and 6 others were injured
PM announces three days of mourning
Cetinje (Montenegro). On Friday, a man opened fire on the streets of the western city of Montenegro in Southeast Europe, killing 10 people, including two children. After this a passerby shot and killed him. Officials gave this information. In a video statement shared with the media, Montenegrin police chief Zoran Brznin said the attacker was a 34-year-old man, identified by the first two letters of his name, VB.
Braznin said the suspect first shot two children aged eight and 11 and their mother, who lived as a tenant in the attacker’s house in the Medovina area of Santija, with a rifle. He then went into the street and randomly shot 13 more people, seven of whom died. “At present it is not clear who instigated VB to commit this heinous act,” Braznin said.
Prosecutor Andrijana Nastic, coordinating the crime scene investigation, told reporters that the gunman was shot by a passerby and that a police officer was among the wounded. Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic wrote on his Telegram channel that the incident was ‘an unprecedented tragedy’. He urged people to “be with the families of the victims, their relatives, friends and everyone in the setting”.
President Milo Jukanovic said on Twitter that he was ‘deeply saddened by the news of the terrible tragedy’ in Cetinje. He called for ‘solidarity’ with the families who lost their loved ones in the incident.
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First Published: 13 August 2022, 09:40 IST