13 Shot Dead in Serbia

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A Serbian police officer guards entrance to a yard in the village of Velika Ivanca, 40 kilometres south of capital Belgrade, on April 9, 2013, where a man shot dead 13 relatives and neighbours, including a two-year-old child, in the country's worst killing spree in two decades..

A 60-year-old man shot and killed 13 people in an early-morning shooting spree in a small village near Belgrade, Serbia, on Tuesday. The gunman, identified by police as Ljubisa Bogdanovic, allegedly shot his wife, mother, and son before shooting and wounding himself. The other victims were mainly his relatives and neighbors, including a 2-year-old child. Police are still unsure of the motive. Bogdanovic is a veteran of the 1991–95 war against Croatia and had a firearms permit.