AT least eight kids have been killed after a teenage boy opened fire at a primary school.
Police said the 14-year-old suspect used his dad's gun in the horror rampage in Serbia's capital, Belgrade.
A security guard and eight children were killed, while six more kids and a teacher were injured and rushed to hospital.
Heartbreaking pictures show devastated parents gathered outside the school.
Police identified the shooter by his initials, K.K., and said he was a student at the school and was born in 2009.
He was arrested in the school yard, cops said.
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Authorities said they received a call about the shooting in the Vladislav Ribnikar primary school around 8.40am local time (7.40am GMT).
A student who was in a sports class downstairs when the gunfire erupted said: "I was able to hear the shooting. It was non-stop.
"I didn't know what was happening."
It is understood the shooter killed a security guard and three girls before breaking into a history class and gunning down five more youngsters, reports Telegraf Serbia.
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Local media footage from the scene showed commotion outside the school as police removed the suspect, whose head was covered as officers led him to a car parked in the street.
According to local news outlet Alo, a backpack with three Molotov cocktails and another firearmwere found in classroom following the attack.
Milan Milosevic, who said his daughter was in a history class when the shooting took place, told N1 television that he rushed out when he heard what had happened.
He said: "I asked where is my child but no one could tell me anything at first.
"Then she called and we found out she was out."
Milosevic said his daughter told him how the shooter first fired at the teacher, then the children who frantically ducked under their desks.
She said he was a quiet boy and a good student.
Police sealed off the blocks around the school, in the centre of Belgrade.
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Unlike in the United States, mass shootings in Serbia and in the wider Balkan region are extremely rare; none were reported at schools in recent years.
In the last mass shooting, a Balkan war veteran in 2013 killed 13 people in a central Serbian village.
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