Montenegro: at least eleven dead in a shooting

The tragedy took place in Cetinje, 36 kilometers west of the capital Podgorica. The shooter is included in the balance sheet.

At least 11 people were killed in a mass shooting in central Montenegro on Friday following a family dispute, the investigating prosecutor said. “Eleven people were killed in Cetinje today”announced to the press Andrijana Nastic, the government prosecutor in charge of supervising the investigation into the tragedy, specifying that the shooter was among the dead. “Two children are among the victims”, she added. Six people were also injured, two of whom are in critical condition, Ljiljana Radulovic, director of the central hospital in the capital Podgorica, told reporters.

The shooting took place in Cetinje, 36 kilometers west of Podgorica, after the shooter was involved in a family dispute, RTCG, the public radio and television said. The assailant was killed after opening fire on the police, she continued. Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic called on his compatriots to lend their support to the families of the victims, saying the incident was unprecedented in the country’s recent history.

“I invite all citizens of Montenegro to be with the families of the innocent victims”, he wrote in a message on Telegram. He then declared three days of national mourning. The tragedy occurred in the middle of the high tourist season in this country known for its picturesque beaches bordered by mountains. Cetinje, the former royal capital, is located in a mountainous valley that has experienced economic stagnation in recent decades.

My sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of Montenegro after the tragedy in Cetinje today. Our thoughts are with you“, tweeted for his part the head of diplomacy of the European Union, Josep Borrell.

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