thirteen people have been killed in Serbia after a man went on a gun rampage in a village near Belgrade, local media report.
Six men, six women and a two-year-old boy died before the gunman tried to kill himself and his wife. The pair are now said to be in a serious condition.
Police identified the gunman as Ljubisa Bogdanovic, a 60-year-old war veteran.
The victims were reported to be mainly relatives and neighbours of Bogdanovic, and included his mother and son.
Local residents said the gunman, armed with a 9mm handgun, killed his son before leaving the house and shooting dead neighbours, some of whom were still asleep.
« He knocked on the doors, and as they were opened he just fired a shot, » villager Radovan Radosavljevic was quoted by the Associated Press as saying.
« He was a good neighbour and anyone would open their doors to him. I don’t know what happened. »
All but one of the victims died instantly, police said.
Serbian police chief Milorad Veljovic, who is at the scene, told RTS that the gunman was « from a peaceful family and had no criminal record ».
« We’re all just stunned, » Mr Veljovic said.
The suspect is reported to have been made redundant last year. He fought as a Serb soldier in the war in Croatia in 1991.
The motive for the attack was not immediately clear.
In a similar attack in Serbia in 2007, a 39-year-old man shot dead nine people and injured two others in a village in the east of the country.