Amsterdam cafe shooting witnesses needed

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
A 2008 BMW M3 E92 outfitted in Dutch police colors shown off in Noord-Brabantfile photo

The police are looking for witnesses of the shooting that occurred at a cafe on Pretoriusstraat in Amsterdam East on Friday night.

At around 23:20 on Friday night two armed men randomly fired shots into the cafe from the doorway. A 32 year old man was seriously injured and is in critical condition in the hospital. A 48 year old man was injured in his leg.

According to witnesses, at about the time of the shooting a black BMW drove up toe the cafe. Two men got out and the driver remained in the car. After the shooting the gunmen fled into the waiting BMW.

During their flight the suspects also fired at two police motorcyclist who gave chase. This happened on the A10. The police officers were not injured.

The getaway car was later found burning on the Nieuwersluishof in Amsterdam Southeast. The car turned out to be stolen.

At this time the investigation into the victims' backgrounds has revealed nothing that would link them to serious crime.

The police are urging anyone who witnessed the shooting at the cafe or the shooting on the A10 to contact the investigation team.

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