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Antun Mataić
Cafe Trenk
The café "Trenk", place of the shooting.
Background information
Born May 8, 1947
Završje, Brod–Posavina County, Croatia
Died

April 15, 1998(1998-04-15) (aged 50)
Sibinj, Croatia

Cause of death Suicide
Attack information
Date April 14, 1998
~ 10 p.m. (CEST)
Location(s) Podvinje, Croatia
Killed 7
Injured 1
Weapon(s) Kalashnikov semi-automatic rifle (7.62×39mm)

Antun Mataić (also reported as Antun Matajić-Tunja)[1] was a Croatian who killed seven people and wounded an eighth at the café "Trenk" in Podvinje, a village near Slavonski Brod, Croatia on April 14, 1998.

That night Mataić had a drink at the café and afterwards left, but shortly thereafter, at about 10 p.m., he returned with a Kalashnikov semi-automatic rifle and opened fire at the guests, killing six men and one woman, and seriously wounding a 44-year-old man.

Antun Mataic Zastava 750

The burnt out remains of Mataić's Zastava 750.

The 50-year-old then escaped in his car, and at approximately 1:45 a.m. committed suicide at the shooting range "Petnja" near Sibinj, a few kilometres away from the crime scene, either by exploding a hand grenade,[2] or by setting his vehicle on fire and shooting himself.[3][4][5][6]

Mataić, who was born in Završje, Brod-Posavina County, Croatia on May 8, 1947,[7] had already threatened people in the café with murder a few days prior to the shooting.[1]

VictimsEdit

  • Pavo Barisic, 23
  • Tomislav Farkas, 33
  • Gordana Lesar, 22
  • Ilija Odobasic, 24
  • Ivica Sabljak, 35
  • Marijan Spehar, 19
  • Ivan Vrdoljak, 41

Wounded was Ilija Reljanovic, 44.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Likvidirao obitelj jer žena nije htjela preseliti na selo?, Novi list (May 26, 2009)
  2. Najteži zločini u Slavoniji, Jutarnji list (November 12, 2006)
  3. Seven Killed in Croatia Shooting, Reuters (April 15, 1998)
  4. Sieben Menschen in einer Gaststätte erschossen, Stuttgarter Zeitung (April 16, 1998)
  5. Amoklauf auch in Kroatien, Oberösterreichische Nachrichten (April 16, 1998)
  6. Kroatien: Amokschütze tötet sieben Männer in Gaststätte, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (April 16, 1998)
  7. KRATKE VIJESTI IZ HRVATSKE, HRT (April 23, 1998)
  8. SLAVONSKI BROD: UBIJENO SEDMERO OSOBA, HRT (April 15, 1998)

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