According to Montenegrin police chief Zoran Brdanin, the suspected shooter first attacked the family who lived in his house as tenants.
“He killed two children, aged 8 and 11, with a hunting rifle and wounded their mother, who later died of her wounds in a medical facility,” Brjanin said.
“Then he went out into the street and shot other residents of this settlement with the same gun.”
A witness told RTCG that the shooter “indiscriminately shot at people as he walked down the street.”
Authorities say they identified the assailant, who was said to be a 34-year-old man, and that his rampage was stopped when he was shot dead by a civilian.
The head of the Clinical Center of Montenegro, Lilyana Radulovic, said that three of the victims were in critical condition in the hospital.
Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic tweeted on Friday that he was “deeply shocked” by the news.
“I express my most sincere condolences to the families of the victims, to all those who have lost their loved ones. All of us as a society must stand in solidarity with them in these difficult times,” Djukanovic wrote on Twitter.