School holds vigil for teen killed in Amsterdam shooting
The Huygens College in Amsterdam held a minute of silence on Monday for 18-year-old Naoufal Mohammadi, who was killed in a shooting on Ten Katestraat on Friday. The school also set up a room with a commemorative book in which friends and acquaintances can write a message to Naoufal's family, Het Parool reports.
The young man was shot and killed on Ten Katestraat around 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Two others also sustained minor injuries. They were arrested on suspicion of involvement. The circumstances surrounding the shooting is still unclear. As is the motive. At this stage it seems like the shooting resulted from a fight that got out of hand. The police does not believe that this was an assassination.
Mohammadi finished his VMBO certificate in trading and sales at the Huygens College last year. On Monday morning the school leaders visited every fourth year class, in which many students knew Mohammadi. "There were impressive moments. It was very respectful. Students are very upset by what happened", team manager of the school Frans Meijer said to the newspaper. "What happened Friday, we don't know, and knowing won't help. Nothing justifies a death like this."
On Facebook Mohammadi's family mourn the loss of their son, borther, uncle and nephew. He was like a second father to his nieces and nephews, according to one message. "He played wit them, spared them, soothed them to sleep. We can not describe in words how Naoufal was and how great his loss is. What we know for sure is that Naoufal had nothing to do with the quarrel that got out of hand. He was curious and wanted to see what was going on. Unfortunately that turned fatal."
"Naoufal would not hurt a fly, was always friendly and very loving, helpful and loyal. He hugged his mother every day and told her how much he loved her."another message reads, according to Het Parool.