Ten shots fired at Rotterdam home with family inside

Crime scene tape
Crime scene tapePhoto: Politie

Ten gunshots were fired at a home on Egelantierstraat in Rotterdam during the early hours of Thursday morning. The occupant and her three sons were sleeping in the house at the time, AD reports.

"I was already sleeping when I suddenly heard bangs", the 23-year-old son said to the newspaper. His two younger brothers, aged 21 and 14, were already in bed when the shooting happened. His mother was also in her bedroom.

At first he did not realize what was happening and thought the bangs were fireworks. A number of bullets went straight through the window. "They came all the way to the other side of the room", the resident said. "My little brother just wanted to grab something to eat downstairs. Really bizarre. I am calm, but I do not understand. I do not know where this is coming from and why shots were fired at our house. I do know one thing, I will not sleep here tonight."

After initial investigation, the police escorted the four residents of the home to another place to stay at around 3:30 a.m.