Crime & Justice

Shooting rampage in Montenegro leaves at least 11 dead, including gunman

Zagreb, Aug 13 (EFE).- A 34-year-old man killed at least 10 people in Montenegro, including two children, and wounded six others, in a dispute over rent, local media reported Saturday.

Police confirmed that the assailant, Vuk Borilovic – who was himself later shot – first fired on a family living in a rented house he owned in the southeastern town of Medovina on Friday.

“He shot at the family who, as tenants, lived in an area of his house in Medovina. Using a firearm, a hunting shotgun, he first killed two children, aged eight and eleven, and wounded their mother, who later died in a medical center,” police director Zoran Brdjanin said Friday night.

After killing the tenants, he went to his neighbors’ house where he fatally shot two elderly people and their son, and wounded the grandson.

He then went out into the street and killed four people and wounded five more.

According to eyewitnesses, the attacker fired more than 100 bullets over the course of an hour.

One policeman was wounded as officers tried to intervene, while emergency medical service employees were unable to approach the wounded.

Eventually the assailant, who had no criminal record, was shot dead by a citizen, allegedly another neighbor.

Prime minister Dritan Abazovic called the killing an unprecedented tragedy and said that the whole country is in shock. The government has proclaimed three days of mourning. EFE


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