Serbian capital shooting: 8 dead, 10 injured – 2nd incident in 2 days

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A shooter fired indiscriminately at people in Mladenovac, Serbia, killing 8 and injuring 10 on Thursday, the second shooting incident in two days. The previous day, a 13-year-old boy used his father’s guns to kill 8 school children and a guard in a shooting rampage.

School children light candles and pay tribute to shooting victims at Vladislav Ribnikar school in Belgrade.(Photo: AP)

Local media reported that a 21-year-old suspect went on a shooting rampage in a town near the capital Belgrade on Thursday, killing eight people and injuring 10 others. This is the second shooting incident in Serbia in two days.

The suspect used an automatic weapon and fired indiscriminately at people in Mladenovac, located 50 kilometres south of Belgrade, according to an RTS report cited by The Associated Press.

The police are currently searching for the attacker, who fled after the shooting. No official statements have been released by the police yet.


On Wednesday, a 13-year-old boy used his father’s guns to open fire in Vladislav Ribnikar primary school, killing eight school children and a guard.

The shooting left six children and a teacher injured and hospitalized, with one boy in critical condition due to spinal injuries and a girl in serious condition after being shot in the head.

The incident sparked calls for gun control in Serbia. The shooter, identified as Kosta Kecmanovic, was apprehended by the police and did not give any motive for his actions.

He first shot dead the guard and three students in the hallway before killing a teacher and more students in a history classroom. When he was apprehended, he told police that he was a “psychopath who needs to calm down.”

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