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Here’s what we know about the school shooting in Belgrade, Serbia (VIDEO)

Nine people died and several more were injured after a student allegedly opened fire at a school in Belgrade, a rare mass shooting that took place in an upmarket part of the Serbian capital.

Here are the latest developments:

Eight children killed: The shooting happened in at the well-known Vladislav Ribnikar Elementary School in the central Vračar neighborhood early Wednesday. Eight children — seven girls and one boy — and a security guard were killed.

Teenage suspect: A 14-year-old student is in custody following the incident. He was arrested by authorities in the school’s yard, who gave his initials as KK. He is thought to have used his father’s weapon in the attack. The suspect called police himself, told them what he did and waited in the schoolyard to be arrested, Belgrade’s Police Chief Veselin Milić said at a news conference Wednesday.

Seven people hospitalized: Six children and one teacher were hospitalized after sustaining wounds from the attack, according to officials. One of the wounded students – a schoolgirl – is undergoing surgery after she sustained life-threatening injuries.

Parents recall attack: Milan Milosevic, the father of one of the pupils where the Serbian school shooting took place, said his daughter was in the class where the gun was fired, Reuters reported. “She managed to escape. (The boy) … first shot the teacher and then he started shooting randomly,” he told broadcaster N1.

Scenes of horror: Photos emerged of parents comforting distressed children after the fatal shooting in central Belgrade on Wednesday, where ambulance cars lined the streets leading to the school. Police officers were pictured escorting the suspect, who was in handcuffs and wore a hood over his head.

A rare attack: Gun ownership is among the highest in the world in Serbia, with weapons widespread across the Balkans following the wars of the 1990s. But mass shootings, let alone school shootings, are rare in Serbia./CNN

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