One killed in Houten shooting

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Crime scene (Photo: Politie). (Crime scene (Photo: Politie))

A person was killed in a shooting in Houten, Utrecht on Thursday night. The shooting happened at around 11:00 p.m. in parking lot Schonenburgseind, the Utrecht police said on Twitter.

The victim was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car when someone opened fire on the car, RTV Utrecht reports. A woman was behind the wheel of the parked car, according to AD. Bystanders heard her screaming. As far as is known, she was not hurt. 

Witnesses told the newspaper that one perpetrator fled from the scene, possibly on a scooter. 

So far nothing is known about the motive for the shooting or the victim's identity. The police are investigating. 

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