At least 11 people were killed, including two children, in a deadly mass shooting in Montenegro’s southern city of Cetinje, 36 kilometers (22 miles) west of Podgorica, on Friday. “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,” Montenegrin Police Chief Zoran Brđanin said. Some injured victims are in the hospital in a critical condition. Four of the wounded were transferred to a hospital in Cetinje, while two others were sent to a clinical center in the capital. Police sources said the attack came after a family dispute.
As a witness declared, the shooter “indiscriminately shot people as he walked through the street.” The attacker was a 34-year-old man. He was identified only by initials, V.B. The man used a hunting rifle. He was shot dead by a civilian passerby. Residents were left in shock after incident. Montenegro’s President Milo Đukanović tweeted condolences. Montenegro’s Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic said a three-day mourning period would be declared in the country starting Friday evening.