Montenegro mourns after 10 are killed in street attack

Firefighters stand by a body on the site of the attack in Cetinje, some 30 km west of Podgorica, Montenegro, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. A man went on a shooting rampage in the streets of a western Montenegro city Friday, killing multiple people, before being shot dead by a passerby, officials said. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

CETINJE, Montenegro (AP) - Montenegro declared three days of national mourning Saturday, a day after 10 people, including two children, were killed in a daylight attack by a 34-year-old gunman who police said had recently exhibited a "change in behavior."

The attacker used a hunting rifle to first shoot to death two children, 8 and 11, and their mother, who lived as tenants in his house in the western city of Cetinje's Medovina neighborhood. He then walked to the street and randomly shot 13 more people, seven of them fatally. The gunman was shot dead later after a gunbattle with police.

Police investigating the rampage issued a statement Saturday saying it was still unclear what motivated the gunman - identified only by his initials, V.B. But they said people close to the attacker said he had recently started exhibiting a "change in behavior but nothing that indicated he could commit such a crime."