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Man kills six in Croatia's capital Zagreb

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(Reuters) – Six family members including a 10-year-old child were found shot dead in Croatia’s capital Zagreb by a man who later appeared to have killed himself, police said on Friday.

The suspect committed suicide when confronted by police following a search that sealed off parts of the Croatian capital, Zagreb police chief Marko Rasic told a news conference.

A firearm was found at the scene where the suspect, a 30-year-old taxi driver, had killed himself, Rasic said.

The bodies were found by police late on Thursday following a call from neighbours who had heard cries and shots at a house in the Zagreb neighbourhood of Kajzerica, Rasic said. A seven-month-old baby was found unharmed at the house.

Local media reported that the suspect’s ex-wife and her partner were among the victims.

Zagreb mayor Milan Bandic said the killings were an isolated incident and that “there is no sign of … terror threat in Zagreb.”

(Reporting by Aleksandar Vasovic; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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