ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A gunman on Monday shot and wounded a police officer outside the Croatian government headquarters in the capital, Zagreb, before killing himself, police said.
The shooting happened around 8 a.m. at Trg Svetog Marka, or St. Mark’s Square, which hosts the Croatian parliament building and other other important state institutions.
Police said another officer at the scene fired at the attacker who fled after the shooting and later committed suicide nearby. They said he was a 22-year-old Croatian citizen not previously known to the police.
Croatian media reported the attacker posted a message on Facebook after the shooting saying there has been “enough fraud” and “trampling of human values.” Reports said he was from the central town of Kutina and he was described as “decent” by acquaintances.