Shots fired during clashes between migrants in Serbia
On Thursday, migrants allegedly shot at each other in the Serbian town of Horgos near the Hungarian border, and a 20-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to the chest. Police recovered the firearms and arrested several people.
IShots were fired during clashes between migrants in the Serbian town of Horgoš near the border with Hungary. Serbian media reported that surveillance cameras on Thursday evening showed large groups of men with automatic weapons moving through Horgoš towards the border.
Police said on Friday that residents had reported migrants shooting at each other. They found a 20-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the chest and made several arrests.
“Persons have been identified”
Police said they are looking for anyone involved in the shooting. He is also looking for people involved in smuggling operations. Drones are also used. Border police chief Mile Jandric later said: “The people involved in yesterday’s shooting have been identified.” Police found about 600 migrants and seized firearms.
The number of migrants trying to reach Western Europe via the Balkans has increased significantly in recent months. Hundreds are estimated to be camping on the Serbian-Hungarian border trying to get over the border fence, often with the help of people smugglers.
They are often pushed back by the Hungarian police and take months to reach Western Europe. Most of them come from Afghanistan and Syria, others from other parts of the Middle East and Asia, as well as Africa.