Croatia police say man takes own life after killing 6 people

Croatia police say man takes own life after killing 6 people
Police officers stand guard at a check point near the place where six people were shoot dead in Zagreb on August 1, 2019. (File/AFP)
Updated 02 August 2019

Croatia police say man takes own life after killing 6 people

Croatia police say man takes own life after killing 6 people
  • Croatian media reported that the suspect’s ex-wife and her partner were among the victims
  • Media said witnesses described hearing loud cries before the shots were fired

ZAGREB, Croatia: A man shot dead six people, including a 10-year-old child, in the capital Zagreb, before killing himself, Croatian police said Friday.

The man suspected of the killings took his own life early on Friday after a chase that saw large parts of the Croatian capital sealed off, police said.
Police found the bodies late Thursday in a quiet neighborhood in Zagreb. In addition to the child, two men and three women were killed. A 7-month old baby was found unharmed.

Croatian media reported that the suspect’s ex-wife and her partner were among the victims. Media said witnesses described hearing loud cries before the shots were fired.

Zagreb mayor Milan Bandic described the attack as an “isolated incident” and a “domestic violence case” as he sought to assure the residents in the capital.

“There is no sign of any organized unrest or terror threat in the capital Zagreb, which is most important,” Bandic said in a televised statement. “Security is written in Zagreb with capital letters.”

Such crimes are very rare in the generally quiet and safe Croatian capital.