After the death of two women in carinthia, austria, a man has taken his life after shooting at police officers in a nearby italian border town.
Due to the circumstances, it is very likely and obvious that it is the suspected 63-year-old perpetrator, said carnten’s chief criminalist gottlieb turk saturday afternoon media.
According to police, the 62-year-old wife of the suspect was beaten to death saturday morning. Investigators named an axe as a possible weapon. Shortly after this act, a 56-year-old woman was shot dead in the street nearby. The shot came from close by and the suspect fled in a car, as turk reported.
In the noon hours, news came of another violent death, this time from tarvis, a border town in italy about 30 kilometers away. The man was stopped outside a restaurant by italian police officers, opened fire and then killed himself, italian broadcaster RAI reported. The officials did not shoot back.
Police investigators in tarvis and forensic experts are in the process of confirming the identity of the dead man, turk said. The motive and the relationship to the second woman is also still unclear. However, it was already clear on saturday that the suspect did not legally possess the pistol, according to the senior criminalist.