Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) sits by himself Apr 9, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) sits by himself during a timeout in the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Another mass shooting recently took place at an elementary school but this time it wasn’t in the United States. Eight children and a security guard died at an elementary school in Serbia on Wednesday.

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić has offered to step up and pay for the funerals of all the victims involved.

Dončić has deep ties to the region including a grandmother, aunt, uncle, and teenage cousin who live in the area. His father, Sasha, is also a native of Serbia.

The Mavericks star also plans to pay for grief counseling for those who need it.

“I am heartbroken by the tragic school shooting in Serbia and the loss of lives, including those of innocent school children,” Dončić said in a statement. “My thoughts are with the families and the entire community affected by this tragedy.

“Through my foundation, I am exploring both immediate and long-term ways to support the students, faculty, and families affected by the shooting at the Vladislav Ribnikar Elementary School. I am committed and I will continue to share updates and ways to support as details become available.”

School shootings have almost become a regular occurrence in this country, so we can certainly understand the grief and impact that this European nation is experiencing following the tragedy.


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