Greek village mourns 17-year-old Munich shooting victim

ARATOS, Greece (AP) " The residents of Aratos, a village of 700 near the northeastern Greek city of Komotini, expected 17-year-old Hussein Daitzik and his family, migrants living in Germany, to visit next week as part of their annual vacation in their ancestral home.

Instead, they will attend Hussein's funeral next week.

Daitzik was one of nine people killed by an Iranian-German gunman who went on a rampage Friday in Munich before killing himself. Daitzik died trying to take his sister Gulfer " they and a brother, Sunai, were triplets " out of the line of fire, says village mayor Amet Amet. She was not wounded.

The family belongs to Greece's Muslim minority.

Amet tells The Associated Press on Sunday that Daizik "had many friends here in the village. He was a very good boy, quiet."


Kosovo held a day or mourning Sunday for three young ethnic Albanians " two women and one man " who were among the nine people killed in the shooting in Munich.

Flags were at half-staff at all public institutions. Two other Albanians of Kosovo origin wounded in Friday's shooting.

Residents in the capital, Pristina, said they were horrified by the shooting.

"This is really a big tragedy. People are speechless the way the life of those kids was cut short, without any guilt," said Bujar Vokshi speaking to The Associated Press in a Pristina street.

"There is nothing worse, not only for Albanians but for the whole of civilization," added Luljeta Dragaj, another resident.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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