Mother and child of two years among the dead after a gunman opened fire before turning weapon against him
A 60-year-old soldier, described as a "good man" and "decent neighbor" was a massacre in a village in Serbia on Tuesday, killing 13 people, including family members and other villagers.
At two years, was one of the victims of crime in Serbia murderous rampage in two decades in which the man, a veteran of the wars in the Balkans in the 1990s, driven most of his victims while they slept.
man shot and injured himself before the police arrested him. Doctors are supposed to be fighting for his life in a local hospital last night.
One reason for the attack at dawn, in which six men, six women and children were killed after being shot in the head, it was clear, even if there were history of mental illness in the family man, according to a village Velika Ivanca 12 house, which is perched on a hill with fruit trees, 25 miles southwest of Belgrade.
"We were all taken by surprise," Serbian Milorad Veljovic police chief, told reporters. "Most of the victims were killed in their sleep.
"We've never had a tragedy of such magnitude in Serbia and now we have to understand what led this man to kill so many people," he added.
He said 12 people were killed immediately, while 13 died on the operating table in a hospital.
Three other people, including the killer, were treated for life-threatening diseases, said Veljovic.
Belgrade convened a special cabinet meeting to discuss the incident, including how the country should mourn the dead.
Bogdanovic neighbors said had been a "good neighbor" and was not prone to violence. Milovan Konstantinovic told Reuters that he was a "good man."