The Zrinski Topolovac shooting was a mass
murder that occurred in Zrinski Topolovac, Croatia on January 1, 1993,
when 28-year-old soldier Vinko Palić killed nine people and wounded at
least five others at a New Year's party, before committing suicide.
Marija Ćibarić, 17
Nikola Ćibarić, 17, brother of Marija Ćibarić
Blaž Majdandžić, police officer
Vlad Rodić, 27
Filip Rodić, 20
Sebastijan Gashi, 26, brother of Paško Gashi
Nikola Gucić, 20
Toni Gucić, 19, brother of Nikola Gucić
Those wounded were: Silvestar Gaši, Geta Čibarić,
Češko Čibarić, Andrija Palić, and police officer Darko Mikačević.
Drunken soldier kills 9 people
January 3, 1993
Zagreb, Croatia - A drunken soldier opened fire
during a New Year's party after arguing with a love rival, killing
nine people and wounding six, news reports said Saturday. The soldier
then killed himself.
Vinko Palic, 27, had left the party after the
argument, donned his army uniform and returned with an automatic
rifle. He fired into the crowd of holiday revelers, killing nine
people, including his rival, the woman whose affections he had sought
and his brother.
The shootings occurred early Friday in Zrinski
Topolovac, a village 40 miles northeast of the capital, Zagreb.