Cop's son, 18, killed in shooting

Dutch police crime scene tape
Dutch police crime scene tapePhoto: Politie

A man who died after being found with gunshot wounds in front of the LangeLand hospital in Zoetermeer on Monday morning, was identified as an 18-year-old vocational pupil from Zoetermeer. His father is a police officer. It is believed that the boy was hit by bullets fired by one of his father's colleagues in Delft on Monday morning, AD reports.

The Public Prosecutor is investigating whether this boy and an accomplice were on Breestraat in Delft with a firearm on Monday morning. According to the Prosecutor, a scooter with two people stopped on the street at around 5:00 a.m. One person got off the scooter and pointed something, presumably a firearm, at coffeeshop The Game - which had been shot at before.

A police officer, who was keeping an eye on the street from an undercover vehicle, decided to intervene and shot at the suspects. It is not clear whether either of the suspects were hit. They fled on the scooter. A scooter was later found at Reineveldbrug in Delft.

At 5:45 a.m. the 18-year-old boy was found on the sidewalk of the LangeLand hospital with gunshot wounds. Attempts to resuscitate him were to no avail. He succumbed to his injuries.

The boy attended vocational secondary school mboRijnland and played football at club DWO until last season. He was a nice boy,  just like the other members of his family, his driving instructor Marcel Ramal told newspaper AD. "This is particularly sad. I also know the parents, I have a lot to do with them. His father is actually a police officer himself. The children have all had lessons with me."


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