11 killed in Montenegro mass shooting, prosecutor says

11 killed in Montenegro mass shooting, prosecutor says

A state prosecutor told Vijesti TV after an initial investigation of the crime scene, that eleven people, including two children and a gunman, were killed in a mass shooting in Montenegro on Friday.

Montenegro Police Director Zoran Brdjanin said that around 3.30 p.m. 9.30 a.m. A 34-year-old man with a hunting rifle shot dead two siblings, one 8 years old and another 11 years old, and injured their mother, who died in a medical facility later in the afternoon.

The family was staying at the house of the shooter as tenants, Brdjanin said. He said the motive for the shooting was not yet known, and he did not give the name of the shooter, but he said his initials were V.B.

The shooter walked out of his house and killed another 7 people. A policeman was injured in a shoot-out with the police, Brdjanin said.

When we arrived at the scene, nine bodies, including two children, and another two were found dead on their way to the hospital, Andrijana Nastic, a state prosecutor, told Vijesti TV.

I can't say that the shooter was killed by a citizen civilian Nastic. Media reported that police had killed the shooter.

Montenegro s Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic said a three-day mourning period would be declared in the country starting Friday evening.

I was deeply disturbed by reports about the terrible tragedy in Cetinje. President Milo Djukanovic expressed his deepest condolences to the families affected and all those who lost their loved ones.