Two victims ID'd in separate Amsterdam fatal shootings
Two men were killed in separate shootings in Amsterdam-West on Saturday. A 44-year-old man was fatally wounded in a shooting on Jan Evertsenstraat early in the morning. And 31-year-old Djordy Latumahina was gunned down in a parking lot on Koningin Wilhelminaplein in the afternoon. The first shooting happened around 3:50 a.m. on Jan Evertsenstraat. Emergency services found three wounded men on the street after responding to reports of gunshots. The man with the most serious injuries was resuscitated at the scene and rushed to the hospital. Where the 44-year-old man died of his injuries. His two friends, age 50 and 44, were taken to hospital with less serious injuries. The police are investigating the shooting. So far it seems that the three friends got into a fight with a group of three or four other men. Witnesses saw one of the other men draw a gun and fire on the friends. None of the three victims are connected to serious crime, as far as the police can tell. Officers already spoke to the two surviving victims. Video footage of surveillance cameras in the area is currently being investigated. The police call on witnesses to come forward.
The second shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. in a parking lot on Koningin Wilhelmina square. Djordy Lutamahina was gunned down while sitting in his car with his girlfriend and 2-year-old daughter. Lutamahina died at the scene. His 30-year-old girlfriend was seriously injured and was still in critical condition in hospital on Sunday. The little girl escaped uninjured. So far the police can not connect Lutamahina with the criminal underworld in Amsterdam, according to NOS. His friends fear that his murder was a case of mistaken identity. "You never know, but I believe it was 100% a mistake", one friend said to the Telegraaf. Latumahina, from Barneveld, worked as a programmer at club Bitterzoet and was well known in the Amsterdam night life. He also worked as a DJ and had his own business in the creative sector called CONCEPT385, according to Het Parool. His company is registered on his home address, something criminals don't do, according to the newspaper. A burnt out car was found on Wittgensteinlaan, in the vicinity of the shooting. The police believe that it may be the perpetrators' getaway car. A second car was found in Hoofddorp later. The police are looking for two black-clad men as the shooters, according to NOS. Nightclub Jimmy Woo on Korte Leidsedwarsstraat decided not to open on Sunday because of Latumahina's death. "Amsterdam has lost one of its best people yesterday, for no reason. We are all in shock and disbelief that this man, one of the most beloved people in the nightlife of Amsterdam, known and loved by all, has been taken from us so unexpectedly, way too early and way too suddenly." the club writes on Facebook. "We do not feel like partying tonight. Instead we will be thinking of you, our friend, Djordy Latumahina. You will be missed by everyone. We send all of our love, thoughts and prayers to your and your wife’s families. Rest in Peace, Djordy. We all love you." The two fatal shootings don't seem to be connected to each other.