Two killed in Hellevoetsluis shooting

Emergency services on Branding in Hellevoetsluis after a double shooting, 26 Dec 2016
Emergency services on Branding in Hellevoetsluis after a double shooting, 26 Dec 2016. @Cor_van_Heemst

Two men aged 25 and 29 years were passed away after a shooting in Hellevoetsluis on Monday night, the Rotterdam police said on Twitter. The shooting happened on Branding around 6:00 p.m.

Emergency services, including paramedics and air ambulances, responded to the scene, according to ANP. Paramedics resuscitated the two victims and rushed them to a hospital. The 29-year-old man was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at te hospital. The 25-year-old died during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the police said on Twitter. 

According to RTV Rijnmmond, one of the victims were found on the street, the other in a home. They were both hit by several bullets, the broadcaster reports. 

The police closed down the street for investigation. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still unclear. No arrests were made. 

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