The entire city council of Amsterdam wants an emergency debate on measures against gun violence after a series of shootings in the city over the past weeks. There were five shooting incidents in Amsterdam over the past four days. "Firearms and violence do not fit in our city. We therefore want to express our horror at the increasing violence", the party leaders in the city council said in a joint statement, AT5 reports.
A man was injured in a shooting on Dickenslaan in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Saturday night. He was taken to hospital with unknown injuries. No arrests have been made. The police are looking for witnesses.
The shooting happened at around 10:30 p.m. Responding officers found the injured victim on the sidewalk. Paramedics treated him at the scene before transporting him to hospital. The man was conscious and able to communicate with aid workers, but the severity of his injuries is unknown.
A hand grenade was found in front of a home on Snodenhoekpark in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Sunday evening, the police confirmed to AT5.
The police responded to the scene at around 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, after receiving a report that a possible explosive was left at the home's door. The Ministry of Defense's explosive disposal department was called in to investigate. The area around the home was cordoned off while the explosive was examined and safely removed.
A man was shot on Hogevecht in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Thursday evening. He died in hospital a short time later.
The shooting happened at around 7:15 p.m., the police said in a statement. The victim was resuscitated at the scene and rushed to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Het Parool identifies the victim as J. Curiel, a man from Amsterdam who has a criminal record, but is not known as a serious criminal. According to the newspaper, he was convicted in the past of a burglary and a mugging, among other things.
“I felt excited and proud of the work I put into my proposal,” Mohau Modisakeng said upon hearing the news that his design beat out 14 others to create the Nelson Mandela monument in Amsterdam Zuidoost.
Two weeks ago, Modisakeng, a 33-year-old artist from South Africa, was announced as the winner of the Amsterdam Nelson Mandela Memorial design competition. The Center for Visual Arts (CBK) supervised the competition on behalf of the city's southeastern borough, and selected the eventual winner from three finalists.
Police released frightful security camera footage showing the explosion and aftermath at an Amsterdam subway station in March. The blast was part of a robbery attempt at an ATM inside the Ganzenhoef subway station in Amsterdam Zuidoost.
Some 300 thousand euros in damage was caused to the station on March 21, though the robbers made off with very little cash, police told broadcaster AT5. The suspects were unable to steal the cash cassettes used to store money inside the ATM.
A person was seriously injured in a stabbing incident on Passage in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Monday night, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. The victim was taken to hospital.
The police responded to the scene shortly before midnight. The area was cordoned off as a crime scene.
According to the police, the suspect is a young man between the ages of 15 and 20 years old. He was wearing a black jacket with hood at the time of the stabbing. The police are still looking for him.
Amsterdam subway station Ganzenhoef was badly damaged in an ATM bombing on Thursday morning. The blast shattered the windows at the entrance of the station and loosened many ceiling plates. The target of the bombing was the ATM at the entrance of the subway station in Zuidoost, NOS report.
The station is currently closed. The police and explosive experts are investigating whether any explosives were left behind.
The Public Prosecutor suspects that 22-year-od Mehmet A. from Tiel, a police officer in training in Amsterdam, was deliberately stationed with the police to pass on information to the underworld, the Prosecutor said in the trial against the man on Tuesday. A. is suspected of selling confidential police information to criminals. The Prosecutor demanded 45 months in prison and a ban on performing a public function for 8 years against the man, AT5 reports.
A man the police found dead on Huntumdreef in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Monday night, took his own life. The police saw the man committing suicide while they were searching Maasdrielhof for suspects of a shooting that happened shortly before a kilometer away, Het Parool reports.
At around 8:15 p.m. a 50-year-old man was shot at a home on Maasdrielhof. The victim was taken to hospital and is not in life-threatening danger. Three suspects were seen fleeing the scene.
One person was injured in a shooting on Maasdrielhof in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Monday night. Less than a kilometer away, another person was found dead. The police are investigating whether these two incidents are connected, NH Nieuws reports.
The shooting happened at a home on Maasdrielhof. The police closed down the area for investigation. An area along Huntumdreef, where the body was found, was also closed down for investigation.
The injured person was taken to hospital for treatment.
A woman was found seriously injured on Chestertonlaan in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Wednesday. A suspect was arrested in the area, the police said on Twitter.
The police responded to the scene after a report of a stabbing. Whether the woman was actually stabbed, the police did not say.
Exactly what happened is not yet clear. The police are investigating.
One person was injured in a shooting in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Thursday night. The victim was taken to hospital with unknown injuries, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.
The shooting happened just after 11:00 p.m. near Karspeldreef. So far no arrests were made.
The police are investigating what happened and call on witnesses to come forward.
A 14-year-old boy was injured in what the police believe was a stabbing at a Zeeman store in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Thursday afternoon. "We assume that there was a stabbing incident", a police spokesperson said to the Telegraaf.
The incident happened around 3:00 p.m. at the Zeeman store on Karspeldreef. The boy was rushed to hospital, where he underwent surgery.
The police will talk to the boy about what happened to him later on Friday. So far no arrests were made.
The police released footage of the detonation of a hand grenade at a liquor store in Amsterdam Zuidoost, and a shooting and hand grenade being thrown at a home in Diemen. Investigators believe that the two incidents may be connected, AT5 reports.
The GroenLinks faction in Amsterdam partially relented on its plan to remove all I Amsterdam letters in the Dutch capital. Only the letters on Museumplein must go. If the residents of Nieuw-West and Zuidoost want to keep their I Amsterdam letters, the party will not ignore their wishes, AT5 reports.
The police arrested a 20-year-old man from Amsterdam on Thursday for a fatal shooting in which 19-year-old rapper Bolle was killed on Wednesday afternoon. Whether the arrested man is suspected of being the gunman or of another role, is not yet clear, Het Parool reports.
A man was killed in a shooting on Dostojevskisingel in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Wednesday afternoon, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. Area residents say the victim is a 19-year-old rap musician and producer. People on social media claiming to be friends with the victim say the person killed is named “Bolle”, and that he was shot in the gut during an argument on the street.
The murder of Kerwin Duinmeijer will be commemorated on Dam Square in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon. Exactly 35 years ago, the 15-year-old Antillean boy was stabbed to death by skinheads in the city.
A 25-year-old man from Amsterdam was injured in a shooting incident at an apartment building on Kleiburg in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Tuesday evening. Two men were arrested.
The shooting happened around 11:00 p.m. The injured man was taken to hospital. A spokesperson for the police could not say how badly he was hurt, Het Parool reports.
An 18-year-old man and a 29-year-old man was arrested in the vicinity of the shooting a short time later. The police are investigating their involvement.
The police arrested three suspects in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Thursday night following a stabbing incident earlier in the evening. One person was injured, Het Parool reports.
At around 7:00 p.m. the police received a report of a stabbing at Develstein in Zuidoost. The victim was chasing the car of the perpetrator. The police managed to stop the car, and arrested all three people inside. They were taken to a police station for questioning.
Paramedics treated the victim at the scene.
Emergency services found a man with multiple stab wounds on a parking lot on Groesbeekdreef in Amsterdam Zuidoost at around 2:45 a.m. on Monday. The man was rushed to hospital after receiving first aid from a trauma doctor, AT5 reports.
The police are investigating at the scene. So far no arrests were made. The victim's current condition is unknown.
The police call on witnesses to come forward.
Liquor store Sneldrank in Amsterdam Zuidoost was severely damaged by an explosive during the early hours of Wednesday morning. One person was injured. The extent of the injuries is unclear, Het Parool reports.
The explosive went off at the liquor store in shopping center De Kameleon around 1:40 a.m., according to the police.
Video footage show that the store was badly damaged. Cars in the area also sustained damage, according to NH Nieuws.
The police are looking for witnesses.
The victim of a fatal shooting in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Wednesday night, was a 19-year-old man, the police said on Friday.
The shooting happened on Krootstraat around 11:10 p.m. The police found the 19-year-old man in a car. Emergency services tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene.
A 29-year-old man from Amsterdam was also injured in the shooting. He was taken to hospital.