Serbia: After eight people were killed in the second mass shooting in as many days, a man was arrested

Serbia: After eight people were killed in the second mass shooting in as many days, a man was arrested

By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza MAMOS Nigeria

After a second mass shooting in Serbia in as many days left at least eight people dead and 13 injured, a suspect has been apprehended.

The man, who has only been given the initials UB, was taken into custody near the city of Kragujevac, according to the interior ministry.

After searching for a man who had opened fire in various locations with an automatic weapon from a moving vehicle late on Thursday, 600 police officers located him near the town of Mladenovac.

The Serbian broadcaster RTS reported that every patient admitted to the hospital was born after 2000. Two individuals matured 21 and 23 have had a medical procedure and stay in a basic condition.

On Friday morning, it was reported that special forces had entered the area, 37 miles south of Belgrade, in search of the suspect, who is thought to be a 21-year-old man. As officers searched the challenging terrain, there was a significant police presence, including the use of helicopters and drones.

Bratislav Gašić, the priest of interior undertakings, referred to the assault as “a demonstration of illegal intimidation”. Aleksandar Vulin, director of the BIA, and Danica Grujii, minister of health, are said to have paid the injured a visit at the hospital.

RTS reported that the assailant had opened fire in a number of villages around Mladenovac, beginning in the village of Dubona and continuing through Malo Oraje and Epin.

In Malo Oraje, a police officer and his sister were said to be among the dead. It was accounted for that the shootings began after a contention with a cop in a recreation area in Dubona on Thursday night.

A 13-year-old student shocked the Balkan nation when he killed eight other students and a security guard in a primary school in Belgrade on Wednesday.

The shooter, identified by police as Kosta Kecmanovi, had attended the school since 2019, according to the report. They claimed that he had planned the attack for a month and had used two of his father’s guns in the incident.

According to Veselin Mili, the head of the police in Belgrade, the teen also had two petrol bombs and “made a list of kids he planned to kill and their classes.” Mili said that seven of the dead students were girls and one was a boy who was born between 2009 and 2011.

Kecmanovi will be admitted to a psychiatric facility because he is too young to face criminal charges. In addition, his parents have been detained.

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