June 8, 2023

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Serbian police have arrested a suspect in a shooting that killed at least eight people and wounded 13 others

Forensic police work after a shooting in the Mladenovac area and neighboring Malo Orasje (REUTERS / Antonio Bronic)

Serbian police arrested a man on Friday He is suspected of shooting eight people Another 13 people were injured, state television reported, after hours of searching overnight.

“RTS has learned that the killer was arrested near Krakowjevac”, which is in the center of the city SerbianState television said.

At the very least Eight people died and 13 were injured After a shooting in the city Dubonein the area Mladenovacsouth of Belgrade, the country’s media reported.

Early versions indicated that the attack began after a discussion with a police officer. As reported by the newspaper Vecherne NovostiAfter the fight, the young man went home for an automatic rifle and shot several people dead.

At least eight people died (REUTERS / Antonio Bronic)

Among the dead are the police officer he had argued with and his sister. The emergency department is treating the injured. According to the newspaper blicAmong them is a 15-year-old boy.

Authorities have closed access roads to the city and deployed at least one helicopter to capture the perpetrator of the second attack this week in the country, according to the aforementioned newspaper.

Scores of Serbian students, many dressed in black, carried flowers A silent tribute On Thursday, a 13-year-old boy opened fire at a school with his father’s gun, killing nine people, shocking the entire country and prompting measures to increase gun control.

A group of people bring flowers to the victims in front of the Vladimir Ribnikar School in Belgrade (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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Students from different parts of the city flocked to the streets surrounding the school in the center of Belgrade. Earlier, thousands of people laid flowers, lit candles and left toys to remember eight children and a school guard who were shot dead on Wednesday morning.

Scores of people stood outside the school in front of flowers, teddy bears and soccer balls, crying and hugging. A gray and pink toy elephant was placed near the school fence with messages of apology, and a girl’s ballet shoes hung on the fence.

Young people pay their respects to the victims (REUTERS / Antonio Bronic)

The Balkan nation is struggling to come to terms with what happened. Although scattered with guns left over from the wars of the 1990s, mass shootings are extremely rare, and the first in Serbia’s modern history at a school.

The tragedy sparked a debate about the nation’s general condition after decades of crises and conflicts that resulted in permanent insecurity and instability and deep political divisions.

On Thursday, officials took steps to increase gun control, urging people to lock up their guns and keep them out of the reach of minors.

Police said Wednesday that he planned the attack for a month, drawing pictures of classrooms, making lists of the children he planned to kill, and using his father’s guns.

The boy, who accompanied his father to shooting ranges, knew the security code and pulled out two pistols stored with bullets.

(With information from Europa Press and AP)

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