Tuesday, August 31, 2010
SLAUGHTER IN SLOVAKIA
30th August, 2010
Bratislava gunman kills gypsy family members before committing suicide
A heavily armed gunman has killed seven people, including six members of one Roma gypsy family, before shooting himself dead.
His first victims were four women and two men inside one apartment.
Another woman was killed on her balcony as the unidentified man – who was armed with a sub-machine gun with eight magazines and two pistols – tried to escape.
In a subsequent shootout with police, 15 people were wounded, including a policeman shot in the head.
‘He was alone. He fired at everything that moved during his escape bid. The policemen surrounded him... they made it impossible for him to escape,’ said Jaroslav Spisiak, a police commander in the Slovak capital Bratislava. ‘He had no choice but to kill himself.’
.Nine people, including a boy aged three who was shot in the ear, are being treated in hospital.
The motive of the gunman, thought to be in his 50s, was unclear, although racism has not been ruled out.
The incident happened in the capital’s run-down Devinska Nova Ves district.
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