Croatian police on Saturday released CCTV footage of a gunman shooting a police officer stationed outside the country's government headquarters in the capital, Zagreb. The incident, which took place Monday, left the officer badly injured. The attacker went on to kill himself.
The director of Croatia's police force said the CCTV foootage was being released to show the public exactly what happened. Nikola Milina added that the investigation was ongoing, and that they suspected "elements of a terrorist model."
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 killed himself 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. The 31-year-old officer underwent surgery and his condition is stable, said police. He had four wounds, to his torso and one arm, but no vital organs were hit, doctors said.
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