Suspects released in fatal Amsterdam shooting

Two suspects arrested after a fatal shooting in Amsterdam on Friday night, were released again on Monday, the Public Prosecutor announced. They are still considered suspects, but at this stage there is no evidence that they fired any shots, the Prosecutor said, according to Het Parool.

The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. on Friday in front of shisha cafe Atlas on Ten Katestraat. 18-year-old Naoufal Mohammadi was killed. Two other men, age 22 and 24 both from Amsterdam, were slightly injured. They were treated in hospital and were sent home on Saturday.

The police arrested the two slightly injured men after their release from hospital on suspicion of involvement in the shooting. They are the men who were released again on Monday. According to Het Parool, the suspects are the owner of sisha cafe Obba and his brother. 

The circumstances surrounding and motive for the shooting are still unclear. All three victims have criminal records, but nothing serious, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper. According to the police, this does not seem to be an assassination.