Saturday, 9 July 2016 - 17:34
Convict arrested after surviving Amsterdam shooting
A 25-year-old man from Amsterdam-Oost survived a shooting on Tweede Wittenburgerdwarsstraat during the early hours of Saturday morning. He was arrested after treatment due to an outstanding prison sentence, Het Parool reports. According to the newspaper, the man is Hussein A. Two men on a scooter opened fire on him with automatic firearms int he dead-end part of the street. Despite having dozens of bullets fired on him, A. managed to escape with minor injures to his arm and back. A. saved himself by climbing over a fence and into the garden of a home on Poolstraat, where he knocked on the back door. The police picked him up from the courtyard. He was treated in hospital and arrested immediately upon his discharge later on Saturday morning. The perpetrators fled on the scooter and disappeared without a trace. The motive behind the shooting is still unclear. Hoessein A. forms part of a large family from Amsterdam Oost, of which several members were convicted fro serious crimes, according to the newspaper. In 2014 A. and another family member were convicted for firing guns at a club The Sand in Amsterdam-West on Christmas Day 2012. A. also faced charges of two car thefts in Berghem and Bodegraven. He appealed against the conviction. A. grew up in the same neighborhood as a number of young Amsterdammers currently engaged in a long-ongoing underworld feud. A number of them have been assassinated, including Nabil Amzieb, whose head was left in front of an Amsterdam hooka cafe in March, and Youssef Lkhorf, who was gunned down in Staatsliedenbuurt in December 2012. Four people fro the same area were also recently sentenced to between 8 and 12 years in prison for planning to assassinate a rival.