Teen opens fire at school in Serbia leaving ‘one dead and several injured’

Police at the scene of the shooting in Belgrade (Picture: AP)

A teenager opened fire at a school in Serbia’s capital Belgrade this morning.

At least one person, believed to be the security guard, has been killed, and several more injured, according to local media.

One of the seriously wounded is thought to be the history teacher of the Vladislav Ribnikar School in Vračar, a wealthy area in the city where a number of embassies are located.

Police received a call about the shooting in the Vladislav Ribnikar primary school around 8.40am.

The incident happened at around 8am this morning (Picture: Insajder TV)

Officers block the streets surrounding the Vladislav Ribnikar school (Picture: AP)

The suspect, a seventh grade student (aged around 13), was arrested, police said.

The statement added that the boy apparently fired several shots from his father’s gun at other students and the school guard.

Terrified parents rushed to the school to try and find their children as they were being evacuated.

Local media footage from the scene showed commotion outside the building as police removed the suspect, whose head was covered as officers led him to a car parked in the street.

Five ambulances parked in Kralja Milutin Street, while police sealed off the area with tape.

The number of injured and a motive behind the attack remain unconfirmed.

Mass shootings in Serbia are extremely rare. Experts, however, have repeatedly warned of the number of weapons left over in the country after the wars of the 1990s.

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