At least eleven shot dead in Montenegro

A man shot and killed at least ten people in the town of Cetinje in Montenegro before he himself was killed in a shootout with police, according to police sources.

Fire crews stand by one of the victims at the scene in Cetinje, about three miles west of Podgorica in Montenegro on Friday.

The 34-year-old perpetrator wounded six other people when he opened fire in the streets of the small town of Cetinje on Friday, police sources told the state TV channel RTCG.

Among the injured is a policeman.

Eyewitnesses say, according to the TV channel, that the perpetrator shot at random people walking in the streets, among them children.

The shooting took place in the Medovina neighborhood of Cetinje. The city with around 15,000 inhabitants is located 36 kilometers west of the small Balkan country’s capital Podgorica.

A police investigator photographed with evidence near the scene of the attack in Cetinje, Montenegro on Friday.

Four of the wounded have been taken to hospital in Cetinje, while two others have been sent to a hospital in Podgorica with serious injuries, according to RTCG.

A police officer who will not be named confirms to the AFP news agency that eleven people were killed and six wounded. The figure includes the alleged perpetrator.

The channel quotes police sources as saying that the attack happened after a family dispute, but they did not provide any further details. Montenegrin police have not yet made an official statement about the attack, but the crime scene has been cordoned off.

Montenegro’s Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic writes on his Telegram channel that there has been “an unparalleled tragedy” in Cetinje. He calls on the nation to send its “thoughts to the families of the innocent victims, their relatives, friends and all the citizens of Cetinje”.

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