A mum who was fatally injured by a gunman called her husband to let him know they had lost their two sons in the shooting before taking her last breath.
Nurse Natasa Pajovic Martinovic succumbed to her injuries after Vuk Borilovic, 34, went on a shooting rampage, killing 10 people and wounding six more in the Montenegrin city of Cetinje on Friday, 12th August.
The mother, age not disclosed, and her two sons, identified in local reports as Marko, 11, and Masan, 8, were the first ones to be shot by Borilovic.
All three of them were at home when the attacker – who was also their landlord – decided to pay them a visit. Borilovic reportedly entered his tenants’ apartment where he and Natasa argued about the rent.
The children’s father, Milos Martinovic, age not reported, was not at home when Borilovic shot his family with a hunting rifle.
Natasa’s and Milos’ eldest son Marko was reportedly shot dead by Borilovic after trying to hide from the gunman with his younger brother.
After also killing eight-year-old Masan and fatally wounding Natasa, he went outside and started randomly shooting at passers-by.
The wounded nurse managed to call her husband to let him know that Borilovic had killed their children.
She later died of her injuries in hospital.
After his wife’s shocking call, Milos immediately phoned the attacker who told him “I killed your family”.
Borilovic killed 10 people and injured six, before the police intervened and wounded him.
During an exchange of shots with the police, the 34-year-old man even managed to make a video call with his friend, who he told: “I killed 16 people… I don’t believe I will survive.”
According to police reports, the shooting rampage came to an end when a local named as Nenad Kaluderovic opened fire on Borilovic and killed him.
The Higher State Prosecutor’s Office in the capital of Podgorica questioned Kaluderovic. He was subsequently released and will face no further action from the authorities as, in accordance with Montenegrin law, his actions were carried out in a state of emergency.
Kaluderovic has received a huge amount of support on social media for stopping Borilovic and preventing further bloodshed.
The police investigation is ongoing.