Man kills two women, 5 y.o. girl in Amsterdam murder-suicide

Dutch police
A sign hanging in front of a Dutch police post. April 30, 2006Photo: M.M.Minderhoud via Michiel1972Wikimedia CommonsCC-BY-SA

Four people found dead in a home on Herculesstraat in Amsterdam on Monday morning, were killed in a murder-suicide, the police believe. A 50-year-old man shot and killed a 30-year-old woman, their 5-year-old daughter and a 67-year-old female relative, before turning the gun on himself, te police said in a statement.

The police responded to the home around 00:50 a.m. on Monday, after a report of a suspicious situation in the home. Inside the officers found the four victims. Attempts to resuscitate them were to no avail. 

According to NH Nieuws, the older woman was the man's mother. 

A forensic investigation was done in and around the home.

Those in the Netherlands who are suffering from depression or contemplating suicide may call counselors at Sensoor, 0900-0767 (5 ct./min.), or call their volunteers at a local number. 113 Zelfmoordpreventie is also available 24/7 at number 0900-0133 A list of suicide crisis hotlines outside the Netherlands is available on Wikipedia.

 

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