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8 Killed in Serbia Shooting

Masked policemen secure an area in the village of Dubona near the town of Mladenovac, about 60 kilometres (37 miles) south of Serbia's capital Belgrade, on May 05, 2023, in the aftermath of a drive-by shooting. - A manhunt was ongoing in Serbia early May 5 as police combed the woods near the capital Belgrade, after state media reported a gunman killed at least eight people and injured 13, in the second mass shooting in the Balkan nation this week. (Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP via Getty Images)

At least eight people were killed and 13 others wounded in a shooting in Serbian villages near the town of Mladenovac, some 60 km south of Belgrade, local media reported on Friday.

According to RTS, Serbia’s public broadcaster, the shooter, reportedly a 21-year-old man, used an automatic weapon to fire into a crowd from a moving car.

The attacker opened fire in one village, and continued firing in a neighboring village before fleeing.

A heavy police presence was deployed and ambulances rushed to the scene.

Around 600 special forces personnel and a helicopter have been deployed for a thorough search for the suspect, the RTS report said.

This is the second shooting incident in Serbia in two days.

On Wednesday, a shooting occurred at the Vladislav Ribnikar elementary school in Serbia’s Municipality of Vracar, killing nine people and injuring seven others.