Video of fatal Amsterdam West shootout released; suspects at large

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Black screens put up to close off the crime scene of the shooting on De Clercqstraat, Amsterdam (Picture: Twitter/@RobertFlos). Black screens put up to close off the crime scene of the shooting on De Clercqstraat, Amsterdam (Picture: Twitter/@RobertFlos)

Police released a video of the  Tuesday. A 25-year-old man from Zaandam was killed in the shootout, and both of the suspects are still at large, police reported on Friday. 

The events of the evening are clearly seen in the video, starting with a single shot hitting a parked car that was believed to originate from inside the Tapas Village shisha cafe. A car is then seen travelling in reverse on the right side of the screen. As the victim steps out of the car, bullets start to fly around the street just as a passing tram crosses the intersection. After the smoke cleared, both suspects take off on what police think is a black Beverly 500 scooter.

 hit parked cars, a supermarket and the side windows of a tram passing by the scene. The victim, Youssef el Khataoui, of the shooting was known to have criminal connections, police reported earlier. Amazingly, there were no other injuries, including someone in the same car as El Khataoui at the time of the shooting.

He days ago after he was . Another person is sought in the investigation, who was seen running from the scene. Police  on Friday, saying he appears to be in his early twenties, has a slightly darker skin color, slim build, standing between 1.75 and 1.8 meters tall.

The investigation team is taking different scenarios into account regarding the incident. Police would also like to get in touch with any witnesses who can provide further information.

of Tapas Village shisha bar, which is believed to be a stronghold in the criminal underworld, frequently used for gang meetings. Two armed men wearing helmets were said to bolt into Tapas Village right before the shootout.

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