Two killed, two hurt in Alblasserdam shooting; Suspect arrested
Last update 1:41 p.m.
Two people were killed and two others seriously injured in a shooting on the Molensingel in Alblasserdam on Friday morning, the Rotterdam police said on Twitter. The police arrested a suspect and seized the firearm used.
"The witnesses are being cared for, help is arranged for them," the police said. "The investigation is ongoing."
At this stage, there is very little information about what exactly happened. Photos on social media show two trauma helicopters, ambulances, and multiple police vehicles at the scene.
The police called on people to stay away and give first responders room to work.
According to a press photographer at the scene, the police escalated the situation to Grip 1, which means that all emergency services at the scene report to a single commanding officer.
According to RTL Nieuws, the shooting happened at care farm Tro Tardi, which offers work and animal interactions for young people and children on the autism spectrum or with mental disabilities. It also employs adults with disabilities or mental health problems.
In #Alblasserdam heeft er een schietpartij plaatsgevonden aan de #Molensingel het incident is opgeschaald naar #Grip1 veel hulpdiensten zijn onderweg. Ook zijn er twee traumaheli's geland om medische hulp te bieden. Later meer! pic.twitter.com/wrbvbvPjZi— Jerfi Pompier (@jerfi_pompier) May 6, 2022