Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenković, and the Interior Minister, Davor Božinović, held a brief press conference this morning following the shooting of a police officer in St. Mark’s Square near the Croatian government buildings this morning.
The 31-year-old police officer was shot four times by an automatic rifle and the shooter was later found by police nearby after he had committed suicide.
"This is a case of attempted murder and the perpetrator committed suicide shortly after the event. The police will take all actions to see how it happened, what the motives are. We wish the wounded police officer a speedy recovery," commented the Prime Minister.
Asked about the security around the government building the Prime Minister stated that “We have a culture of openness in St. Mark's Square, it is available to everyone. After this, we will intensify the measures.”
The shooter arrived in the square this morning on foot and when asked what the motive of shooter was the prime Minister answered that “We will find out what his motives were but at this time we don’t know.”
The latest news on the injured police officer is that he is stable after being hit by four bullets and the operation is expected to be completed by 1:00pm.