Just one day after a terrorist attack at a restaurant in Bangladesh, the world has been rocked by yet another similar attack. This time, the attack was a mass shooting at a restaurant in Serbia.
This is happening far too often these days…
Five people were killed and another 22 were wounded early on Saturday when a man entered a cafe in northern Serbia and opened fire with an assault rifle, police said.
Police arrested the suspect, a man in his late 30s identified only as Z.S., immediately after the shooting during a local festival in the village of Zitiste, around 80 kilometers north of Belgrade.
Nebojsa Stefanovic, the interior minister, told Belgrade’s B92 TV that Z.S. killed his estranged wife and a another woman, before firing at others in the cafe with an assault rifle he illegally owned.
“Jealousy could be a motive,” he said. “He was a quiet man; he had no criminal record.”
Gordana Kozlovacki, the director of the hospital in the nearby town of Zrenjanin, said 22 people were treated after the shooting. Seven remained in a serious condition.
Please keep the people of Serbia in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.