A 17-year-old boy was killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a community center in the Amsterdam neighborhood of Wittenburg on Friday night. The boy was identified as Mohammed Bouchikhi. His family and scared local residents call on interim Amsterdam mayor Jozias van Aartsen to "do something" about the assassinations in the Dutch capital, the Telegraaf reports.
The police raided five homes in Utrecht, Bunschoten-Spakenburg and Amersfoort on Tuesday as part of a major investigation into a number of assassinations and attempted assassinations in the Utrecht region. Two persons from Bunschoten-Spakenburg, aged 24 and 33 years, were arrested. The police also seized four firearms and a number of other items, AD reports.
Known criminal Anass el Ajjouid was gunned down on Cornelis Springerstraat in Amsterdam Zuid on Wednesday, the police confirmed. The gunman fled in a light colored car, possibly with a bullet wound himself.
The shooting happened around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Emergency services found the severely wounded El Ajjouid on the street. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. He died at the scene.
Two men were killed in a shooting on Rhijnauwensingel in the Rotterdam neighborhood of Beverwaard around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Given the large number of shots fired, the police believe this was an assassination. The victims were 25 and 26 years old, both from Rotterdam, RTL Nieuws report.
Two years of forensic investigation resulted in a small breakthrough in the investigation into a wild-west like shooting on De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam in May 2015. Two men fired between 10 and 20 shots with automatic firearms just after midnight on May 13th, 2015, leaving 25-year-old Youssef El Kahtaoui dead. The police found traces of DNA on one of the fired bullets, was revealed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.
A 43-year-old man from Nieuwegein was killed when perpetrators opened fire on his car on Apolloburg in Nieuwegein on Tuesday morning. This murder is connected to an assassination on the same street in 2013, 'well established sources' told AD.
One person was killed in a shooting in Nieuwegein on Tuesday morning, the police confirmed according to the Telegraaf. An unknown number of perpetrators opened fire on a car on the Apolloburg around 8:00 a.m. Five shots were fired, riddling the car's windshield with bullets, according to the newspaper.
A trauma helicopter responded to the scene. First responders tried to help the victim, but it was to no avail. The victim died at the scene. So far nothing is known about the victim's identity.
Another suspect was arrested in connection with the murder of 31-year-old Djordy Latumahina in Amsterdam in October last year. The police believe that this man was one of the two gunmen who killed the Amsterdam DJ, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to AD.
The suspect is a Caucasian man with blond hair who comes from the Amsterdam area, according to the newspaper. The other suspected gunman, Djurgen W., was previously arrested.
A 19-year-old man was killed in the shooting on Kattenburgerkade and Olifantswerf on Thursday morning, the police announced. Three other young men, aged 18 and 19, were taken to hospital with various injuries. None of them are in a life-threatening condition.
A suspect was arrested at the airport of Medellin in Colombia in connection with the execution of two Dutch persons in the Dominican Republic. Their bodies were found on a sugar cane plantation in the east of the Dominican Republic in June, RTL Nieuws reports.
The group of perpetrators suspected of assassinating Chahid Yakhlaf in Kerkdriel on 31 December 2015, planned another attack a month before Yahklaf's murder. The Public Prosecutor is accusing two of the suspected perpetrators, 38-year-old Don M. and 43-year-old Frans H., of a failed assassination that was planned to happen in Utrecht, Het Parool reports.
Klaas Otto, founder of outlaw motorcycle gang No Surrender, is pressing slander charges against Breda chief prosecutor Charles van der Voort and Bergen op Zoom mayor Frank Petter, his lawyer Louis de Leon confirmed to AD. The reason for the charges is recent publications in the Volkskrant and the Telegraaf in which Van der Voort linked Otto to two assassinations and Petter called him a professional criminal.
A 26-year-old man from Amsterdam was arrested for involvement in the murders of a father and son in Zoetermeer in April. A SWAT team arrested the suspect in his home on Tuesday, NOS reports.
The police would not tell the broadcaster exactly what role the man is suspected of playing in the murders.
The judiciary is offering a 20 thousand euros reward for the tip that leads to the solving of an assassination in The Hague on April 17th, RTL Nieuws reports. A 39-year-old man from Houten was gunned down while sitting in a car in the parking lot of a gym on Sylvain Poonstraat.
A 35-year-old man from Eindhoven was gunned down while sitting in a car on Johannes Klingenstraat in Best on Thursday night. He died at the scene. The victim is Dennis Struijk, the police confirmed to Eindhovens Dagblad. He has a criminal record and this was not the first attempt on his life, according to the newspaper.
The man who was gunned down on Klingerbergsingel in Venlo early on Tuesday morning was 44-year-old Kemal Zengin, friends of the victim confirmed to De Limburger. The perpetrators were waiting for him and shot him several times at close range, according to local residents.
As in previous years, the number of murders committed in the Netherlands decreased in 2016, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Friday. Last year a total of 110 people were killed by violence in the country, ten fewer than in 2015. The victims were 76 men and 34 women.
The number of murder victims halved since the start of this century, both in men and women.
The Judiciary is offering a reward of 20 thousand euros for the tip that leads to the arrests of the perpetrators who murdered Eindhoven man Johan van Boxtel early in May. The police are looking for two perpetrators, shown in surveillance camera footage on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.
The police arrested a total of five suspects in connection with a fatal shooting on a carpool area in Vaassen in March. A 25-year-old man was killed. The police are still investigating the exact circumstances around the murder, but investigators are certain that it involved a conflict about hard drugs, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.
The shooting happened just after midnight on March 11th on Geerstraat in Vaassen. The victim's body was found on the carpool area.
The fact that the court decided to convict based on statements from key witnesses in a massive Amsterdam gang-assassinations trial last month, will lead to more assassinations, lawyers Christian Flokstra and Nico Meijering said to NRC.
The court in Amsterdam sentenced four suspects to life in prison in the appeal of the so-called Passage process, which revolves around a number of Amsterdam underworld assassinations. Dino Soerel, Jesse R., Mohammed R. and Siegfried S. will all spend the rest of their lives in prison, the court ruled, NOS reports.
When this case was first tried in 2013, Soerel was sentenced to only six months in prison for money laundering, he was acquitted for his role in the assassinations. The other three already had life sentences hanging over their heads.
The Amsterdam police foiled an assassination plot last week by arresting two suspects in Almere on their way to commit murder, the police said in a statement. The suspects were arrested in a car with stolen registration plates on the Hogering in Almere at around 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 1st.
Detectives are looking for at least two offenders in a shooting incident that left one man dead in the Rotterdam neighborhood of Ommoord on Sunday night. The police identified the victim as a 21-year-old man from Zoetermeer. On social media friends and acquaintances identify him by screen name Parsa010, posting photos and and condolence messages.