For the coming month, the police will be allowed to search people for illegal weapon possession in large parts of Venlo, even without concrete suspicion, mayor Antoin Scholten announced. This measure was implemented due to unrest in the city following a fatal shooting in the Blerick district last week. "The question is whether preventative searching will restore rest in Blerick", PvdA city councilor Hay Janssen said to NOS. "We underestimated what is happening in Blerick."
A 22-year-old man was killed in a shooting in the Venlo neighborhood of Blerick on Wednesday afternoon. A 21-year-old man from Tegelen was arrested. Following the shooting, angry local residents took to the streets and started throwing stones and sticks at the police. The riot police had to intervene, AD reports.
The shooting incident started on Diependijkstraat around 1:30 p.m., according to the police. The victim was found on Nieuwborgstraat.
Benaouf A. was transferred to the high security prison in Vught after a group of Amsterdam criminals tried to hijack a helicopter to break him out of the prison in Roermond on Wednesday. Vught is the highest security prison in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.
The police managed to stop the helicopter plan, after the Amsterdam police got wind of the plans during an ongoing investigation. Three suspects were arrested, one was shot and killed and several others got away.
On Wednesday night the police prevented a helicopter hijacking in Limburg. According to a statement released by the police, criminals from the Amsterdam underworld wanted to use this helicopter to break a convict out of the penitentiary in Roermond. During the police intervention in Roosteren, one suspect was shot by a member of a SWAT team. He died of his injuries. Three others were arrested.
A man was shot and killed while sitting in a car on Rozenlaan in Spijkenisse on Thursday night, the police said on Twitter. As yet no details were released about the victims identity. No arrests were made.
The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. The man was shot through his car window, according to newspaper AD. The police launched a large-scale investigation and a manhunt for the perpetrators. One bullet went through the terrace window of a house on Rozenlaan. The police also did an investigation inside the house.
A 48-year-old man who was shot in Amsterdam Nieuw-West around midnight on Monday, died of his injuries on Tuesday morning, the police confirmed. The police are looking for witnesses and anyone who took photos or recorded a video of the incident.
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.
A 14-year-old girl from Almere died on Monday from a gunshot wound she sustained in her home on Friday, the Public Prosecutor said. Two men were arrested in connection with the shooting. According to the Telegraaf, the suspects are the girl's father and brother.
A 51-year-old man was shot and killed in his home in Oosterwolde, Friesland during the early hours of Sunday morning. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation, the police said in a statement. But according to Mayor Harry Oosterman, the closed community involved is struggling to cope with drug problems, which he believes were involved, he said to Omrop Fryslan.
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.
One person was killed in a shooting on Klingerbergsingel in Venlo during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Limburg police said on Twitter.
The shooting happened around 3:00 a.m. and the victim is male, according to De Limburger. Emergency services responded en masse, but the man could not be saved.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still unclear. The police closed down the crime scene and are investigating.
One person was killed in a shooting in a home on Bosscherweg in Maastricht on Wednesday night, the police said on Twitter. The victim's identity is not yet known.
Local residents reported hearing bangs fro the home around 11:00 p.m., according to ANP. Responding officers found a wounded person in the home, who died despite first responders' aid.
The police closed down the area for investigation. No arrests were made as yet, a spokesperson said to the news wire.
Four people were killed and six others were injured in a shooting in Willemstad on Curacao on Monday night. The injured people were rushed to the hospital. The gunmen are still at large, AD reports.
According to broadcaster NOS, the shooting happened at a birthday party for two brothers in te Buena Vista neighborhood. Unknown gunmen drove up in a car and opened fire on a home with automatic weapons. The area is known for gang violence. Newspaper AD reports that the shooting happened at a bar annex small supermarket.
The police arrested two men shortly after a 41-year-old man from Barendrecht was shot and killed in his car on Langehorst in Rotterdam on Wednesday morning. They were arrested close to the crime scene. Whether they were involved in the sooting is as yet unclear, the Telegraaf reports.
Police officers noticed the duo shortly after arriving at the scene of the shooting. They were in a car on the terrain of a mortuary, right opposite where the victim's Seat Leon was parked.
A 41-year-old man died in hospital during the early hours of Wednesday morning after a shooting in Rotterdam. Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and the man's injuries looked like gunshot wounds, the police confirmed to NU.nl.
The victim was found critically injured in a car on Langehorst in Rotterdam-Zuid. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died.
A special investigation team is on the case and is expected to release more information during the course of Wednesday.
A 47-year-old man from Zandvoort was killed in a shooting in the parking lot of a Van der Valk hotel in Akersloot on Monday afternoon. The police found the victim in a delivery van, the police said in a statement
A 49-year-old man turned himself in at a police station a short time after the shooting. He was arrested.
The police are investigating what happened. A forensic team performed a trace evidence investigation at the scene.
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.
People on social media identified the man who was killed in a shooting in Rotterdam on Sunday night as screen name Parsa010, AD reports. The police haven't confirmed his identity yet, but there are many posts about his death on Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms.
A man was shot and killed while barbecuing with friends in a garden on Paardebloem in Rotterdam-Ommoord on Sunday night. A man in a hoody walked past and shot him, according to eye witnesses. The gunman is still at large, AD reports.
The victim was barbecuing with three friends to celebrate iftar - the breaking of the fast during Ramadan, according to the newspaper.
According to an eyewitness, the shooting happened very quickly. "In ten seconds it was done", he said to AD. "I immediately thought: he's dead."
The man found dead on Memlincstraat in Eindhoven on Sunday morning was identified as 32-year-old Johan van Boxtel. He had a criminal record and the police that this may have been a gang related shooting. The police are looking for more information about the victim's life and his whereabouts and activities on Saturday and the early hours of Sunday morning.
The body of a man was found on Memlincstraat in Eindhoven early on Sunday morning, the police confirmed in a statement. The man was shot to death. The police did not say anything about the victim's identity, but according to Omroep Brabant, he is a 32-year-old man whose girlfriend lives on the street.
The police responded to the scene around 6:00 a.m. after reports of a wounded or dead man lying on the street next to a car. The victim was already dead when emergency services arrived.
Another two suspects were arrested in connection with the death of a 24-year-old man from Rotterdam, who was left wounded and dying outside the Ikazia Hospital in Rotterdam on Tuesday. A total of four suspects are now in custody on suspicion of involvement in the shooting that resulted in the victim's death, AD reports.
A man with critical bullet wound injuries was dumped outside the Ikazia Hospital in Rotterdam on Wednesday afternoon. He died of his wounds.
The victim is a 24-year-old man from Rotterdam, according to the police. He was injured in a shooting on Dynamostraat around 2:00 p.m. Witnesses told the police that the man was loaded into a car and driven away. The police immediately launched an investigation and quickly discovered that the man had been left outside the hospital.
The police are looking for two perpetrators in a shooting that left two men dead in Zoetermeer on Tuesday. The car the gunmen used to flee the scene was recovered in Rotterdam, the police said in a statement.