Over 3,000 illegal weapons handed over by Serbian citizens during two days of amnesty

13:45 11 May Kyiv, Ukraine

During the two days of the amnesty introduced after two mass shootings in the country, citizens of Serbia surrendered more than three thousand units of illegal weapons.

This was announced by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, reports Reuters.
"This is good news, because the risk (of a new shooting - ed.) is much less," Vučić said, although he did not specify what weapons the people were handing over.
During previous amnesties over the past two decades, Serbs have surrendered banned hunting weapons, pistols, as well as barrels, locks and cartridges, Reuters writes.

The amnesty provides that Serbian citizens can anonymously and without fear of legal prosecution turn in illegal weapons, including military, legal weapons that they no longer need.

What is known about mass shootings in Serbia
On May 3, 2023, a seventh grade student opened fire in a school in Belgrade. At least 9 people were killed: eight children and a school security guard. Another six students and a teacher were injured in the attack.

The police arrested the suspect. The incident and its motives are being investigated.

The next day, May 4, in Serbia, near the town of Mladenovac, about 50 kilometers south of the capital,there was another mass shooting : the attacker killed at least 8 people, and 13 more were injured.

The 21-year-old attacker was detained near Kragujevac. The suspect is likely the son of a military officer.