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Gunman kills 11 after family dispute in Montenegro

A police forensic unit inspects the house where the mass shooting began in the city of Cetinje. Photo: BBC

At least 11 people have been killed in a shooting following a family dispute in the city of Cetinje in Montenegro.

Officials say, a single gunman shot dead three members of the same family before shooting at passers-by, BBC reports.

Journalists were informed by prosecutor Andrijana Nastic that a mother and her two children who were all staying at the shooter’s home were killed.

The attack finally ended when the 34-year-old gunman was shot dead by a civilian.

After killing three members of the same family who were staying at his house, officials said the gunman left the property and fatally shot seven local residents using the same hunting rifle.

“For now, it is not clear what prompted [the suspect] to commit such a heinous act, on which occasion he himself was deprived of his life,” Ms Nastic told a press conference on Friday evening.

Another six people are currently being treated in the hospital.

Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic says the government was declaring three days of mourning following the tragedy.

Writing by Muzha Kucha