Atleast eight dead as Serbia sees second mass shooting in two days.

On late Thursday Serbia saw its second mass shooting in two days,after a man fired an autometic weapon from a moving car, killing 8 people and wounding 14 more in village south of Belgrade.

Radio Television of Serbia said a suspect, identified by the initials U.B was arrested Near the Central Serbian town of Kragujevac.Serbia’s interior ministry said the arrest came after an “extensive search”.

In Serbia Mass shootings are Extremely rare,which has strict gun laws.But the western Balkan country has one of the heighest rates of gun ownership in Europe 39.1 firearms per 100 people, According to small Arms survey,a Geneva based organisation.The U.S has the highest with 120.5 guns per 100 people.The Western Balkans also have an entrenched gun culture ,a legacy of the 1990s wars,which left the region awash with guns.

Thursday’s shooting came after 13- years old- boy used his father’s guns in rampage at a school inBelgrade on Wednesday that killed eight of his fellow students and a school guard.the incident sent shock waves through a nation unused to mass murders.The last mass shooting before this week was in 2016,when a man motivated by jealousy shot dead five people, including his wife, and injured another 20 at a Serbian cafe.

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