Police investigating murder-suicide near Celje

Celje – Celje police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that took place in the Šentjur area in eastern Slovenia on Monday. Initial findings indicate that a 61-year-old man shot his 64-year-old partner and then shot himself, Milan Vogrinec, chief Celje criminal investigator, told the press on Tuesday.

The suspect, who had no previous convictions for any offence, shot his partner several times with a gun, Vogrinec said, adding that no other injuries have been found on her body so far.

Six long-barrelled rifles and three guns were found and confiscated during the search of the murder scene.

The suspect, who was a member of a shooting club, had the needed documents and permits for the weapons, but the gun he had used to murder his partner was not registered.

Prior to the murder, the police had never had to intervene in any disputes or incidents between the couple.

The investigation into what appears to have been another intimate partner homicide in Slovenia is ongoing.