Montenegro mass shooting leaves 12 people dead and six wounded

Local media reports say a man randomly opened fire on street after family dispute

Twelve people including a gunman were killed in a mass shooting in Montenegro on Friday, according to local media reports, while another six were injured.

State TV RTCG said the gunman (34) wounded another six people, including a policeman, in the city of Cetinje’s Medovina neighborhood, which is near the seat of the former royal government. The city is 36km west of Podogrica, the capital of the Balkan country.

RTCG, quoting witnesses, said the attacker was randomly shooting at people walking in the street, including at children.

Four of the wounded were transferred to a hospital in Cetinje, while two others with serious wounds were sent to the Clinical Center in Podgorica, it said.


RTCG quoted police sources as saying the attack came after a family dispute but gave no further details. sealed off the area.

Montenegrin prime minister Dritan Abazovic wrote on his Telegram channel there had been “an unprecedented tragedy” in Cetinje, calling on the nation “to be, in their thoughts, with the families of the innocent victims, their relatives, friends and all the people of Cetinje.”