Montenegro shooting leaves 12 dead including gunman and 2 children, 3-day mourning declared

Montenegro shooting leaves 12 dead including gunman and 2 children, 3-day mourning declared
# 13 August 2022 11:22 (UTC +04:00)

The death toll in Montenegro shooting rose to 12, including the gunman after he opened fire at random people following a fallout in the family, APA reports citing the Guardian.

Among the deceased were two innocent children who were walking down the city of Cetinje. Meanwhile, six people who sustained gunshot wounds were transferred to the hospital, who included a police officer.

According to state media of the small Balkan town, the 34-year-old armed man went on a killing spree without pursuing anyone. He randomly rained bullets at three members of the same family before he launched gunfire on passersby. The assailant was shot dead by a civilian. According to reports, the killer used a hunting rifle to batter three, including two kids of the family that lived in his house. According to Montenegrin Police Chief Zoran Brđanin, "He killed two children, 8 and 11 years old, using a hunting rifle, and injured their mother, who later succumbed to her wounds in a medical facility," CNN reported.

Following this, he killed 7 more neighbours within a blink of an eye. The incident took place on Friday evening. "For now, it is not clear what prompted [the suspect] to commit such a heinous act, on which occasion he himself was deprived of his life," said prosecutor Andrijana Nastic, as quoted by BBC.

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