He killed a mother and her two children first. Then he opened fire on the crowd. A 34-year-old man killed 10 people a Cettigne, a tourist resort in Montenegro. The massacre began in a house: the attacker first entered the house-owned by him-shooting the tenant who rented it and two children aged 8 and 11. Then he went out onto the street and started firing indiscriminately at passers-by, killing seven, before being shot down by the police. Some local newspapers, however, claim that the 34-year-old did not die in a fire fight with the police but he was killed by an armed civilian.
“For now, it is not clear what prompted the man to commit such a heinous act,” prosecutor Andrijana Nastic said at a press conference.
According to Nastic, the massacre could have started from a family quarrel but it has not yet been confirmed that the attacker was related to the woman and the two children killed first.
Six other injured people are currently being treated in the hospital. Three are serious. Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic said the government declared three days of mourning after the tragedy. “I invite all citizens of Montenegro to be with the families of the innocent victims”, he wrote on social media.