Three dead, nine injured in Utrecht shooting: mayor - UPDATED

Three dead, nine injured in Utrecht shooting: mayor - UPDATED
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  • calendar-gray 18 March 2019

Three people were killed and nine others injured in a shooting in a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht, the mayor said, APAreports citing Dutch broadcaster NOS.

Police said they were looking for a 37-year-old man of Turkish origin identified as Gokmen Tanis.

 

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Several people have been injured in a shooting in the central Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday morning, police said, APAreports.

The Utrecht police said a square at a tram station outside the city center had been cordoned off as emergency services were at the scene.

“Several shots were fired in a tram and several people were injured. Helicopters are at the scene and no arrests have been made,” said police spokesman Joost Lanshage.

Local broadcaster RTV Utrecht quoted an eyewitness as saying he had seen a woman lying on the ground amid some kind of confrontation. Several men ran away from the scene, the witness said.

The Utrecht police said The October 21st square, a tram station stop outside the city center, had been cordoned off as emergency services were at the scene.

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