- Associated Press - Saturday, August 11, 2018

TIRANA, Albania (AP) - Albanian police say they have arrested a 24-year-old man accused of shooting dead eight relatives for still unknown reasons.

A statement said Ridvan Zykaj was arrested early Saturday, miles away from his village of Resulaj, 90 kilometers (55 miles) south of the Albanian capital, Tirana, where a day earlier he allegedly killed his great-uncle, the great-uncle’s wife and two sons, and other members of their extended family.

Police also found the Kalashnikov weapon used in the shootings.

Zykaj is accused of killing more than two people, a charge that may result in life imprisonment.


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