The motive behind a tragedy that happened on Saturday in the town of Hurbanovo when an off-duty town police officer shot five people, slaughtering three men in cold blood and injuring two more, all from the same family.
The motive of the killer Milan J. is still not yet clear, but the tragedy-stricken family is now mourning a father, son and son-in-law, with another son from the same family is lying in a critical condition after a bullet penetrated his lung. His wife is also in hospital in Komarno, but is now stable, having only been shot in the thigh.
After executing his premeditated murders in broad daylight around 10 am, the man with over 20 years service as a police officer, threatened to shoot himself outside the mayor’s house, but the police eventually managed to pacify him after two hours of negotiating. The murderer is married with two daughters and there are fears in the town that the grief-stricken family and friends will want some kind of revenge or that public disorder will ensue.