Shooting in Amsterdam leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

PUBLISHED Fri, January 26, 2018 - 2:47pm EST
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At least one person has been killed and two others have been injured after shots were fired in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, local officials say. Only few details were immediately available.

The incident happened at about 7:20 p.m. local time on Friday when police and other emergency services were called to reports of shots being fired on Grote Wittenburgerstraat, which is located in the eastern part of the city center.

Amsterdam Police said one person was killed and two others were taken to hospital in an unknown condition. Two crime scenes have been established, police said, though it was not immediately clear whether the shootings took place at two separate locations.

Sources told the Parool newspaper that the shooting happened after balaclava-wearing men with automatic weapons entered a youth center. They were looking for a young man who goes to the center for kickboxing training, the newspaper reported.

The motive for Friday's shooting was not immediately known, but there was no immediate indication of a link to terrorism. The U.S. Consulate General sent an alert to U.S. citizens in Amsterdam to avoid the area.

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  Amsterdam, Netherlands     





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