Woman, 60, gunned down in Amsterdam Nieuw West

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The scene outside of a shooting in a building on Pieter van der Werfstraat in Amsterdam. Jan. 15, 2015 (photo: @minnetelman/Twitter). The scene outside of a shooting in a building on Pieter van der Werfstraat in Amsterdam. Jan. 15, 2015 (photo: @minnetelman/Twitter)

A 60-year-old Amsterdam woman is dead following a shooting that witnesses say included automatic gunfire. The shooting happened at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday on Pieter van der Werfstraat in the Geuzenveld neighbourhood of Amsterdam Nieuw-West.

Officers responding to the scene found the woman with gunshot wounds on the balcony of a third floor apartment, police say. She is not known to have an extensive history with police.

A car was also found in flames in Osdorp. Police are investigating in case the car was a getaway vehicle.

A Turkish man and woman were targeted in the shooting, according to blog Crimesite.nl. One other person was initially believed to be injured, but police did not confirm this.

Witnesses said a man was spotted running from the shooting carrying a plastic shopper bag and a gym bag, AD.nl reports.

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