Police arrest teens involved in mass shooting at school in Belgrade, Serbia. Photo/Mint
BELGRADE – A teenage boy opened fire at a school in Belgrade, Serbia on Wednesday (3/5/2023). Police said eight children and a school guard were killed. Six more children as well as a teacher were injured and hospitalized.
Police identified the shooter as KK, and said he opened fire with his father’s gun. The statement said he was a student at the school and was born in 2009.
“He was arrested on the school grounds,” police said as quoted by the Associated Press.
Police said they received a call about the shooting at the Vladislav Ribnikar elementary school at around 8:40 a.m. local time.
Local media footage from the scene showed an altercation outside the school as police removed the suspect, who had his head covered as officers led him to a car parked on the street.
Milan Milosevic, who said his daughter was in history class when the shooting occurred, told N1 television that he rushed outside when he heard what happened.
“I asked where my son was but no one could tell me anything at first,” he said.
“Then he called and we found out he was out.”
“He (the perpetrator) first shot the teacher and then the children who were hiding under the desks,” Milosevic quoted his daughter as saying.