Horror as man kills ex-wife and 2 others, posts it ‘live’ on Instagram, takes his own life

A man in Bosnia killed his ex-wife, whose murder he posted live on Instagram, and two other people while on the run before taking his own life on Friday, according to police and media reports.

A police statement in the northeastern Bosnian town of Tuzla said that apart from the three killed, three other people were wounded before the killer “committed suicide after being located and before being apprehended.”

Prosecutors in Tuzla said that after killing his ex-wife, the man, who was armed with a pistol, shot and killed a man and his son on a street in the nearby town of Gradacac. He also wounded a policeman, another man and a woman at different locations in the northeastern Bosnian town.

“I have no words to describe what happened today in Gradacac”, said Nermin Niksic, the Prime Minister of the Bosnian Federation. “The murderer took his own life in the end, but no one can bring back the lives of the victims”.

Authorities did not immediately offer any more details or possible motives for the shootings.

An image of Bosnian man Nermin Sulejmanović. Photo: Facebook/Meta

The man, identified by Bosnian media as Nermin Sulejmanovic from Gradacac, first posted an extremely disturbing video on Instagram on Friday morning, telling viewers that they would see a murder live.


The video then shows him taking a gun and firing a bullet into the forehead of a woman. Also, a cry of a child nearby can be heard in the video, which was later removed from Instagram.

During the police search, the suspect published another video on Instagram, claiming to have shot at least two other people while on the run.

If you have suicidal thoughts or know someone who is experiencing them, help is available. In Hong Kong, dial +852 2896 0000 for The Samaritans or +852 2382 0000 for Suicide Prevention Services. In the US, call or text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. For a list of other nations’ helplines, see this page.