The Amsterdam triangle of mayor, police and judiciary shares the city council's concerns about the increasing firearm violence in the city and will soon announce additional measures, the triangle said. What exactly these measures will entail is not yet clear, NU.nl reports.
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 79-year-old man shot his neighbor in the Rotterdam neighborhood of Charlois on Tuesday morning before turning the gun on himself. The 21-year-old woman is in critical condition. The elderly man died in hospital this afternoon, AD reports.
According to local residents, the two neighbors, who shared a porch, were in the midst of a quarrel. They were seen exchanging words around 8:30 a.m., witnesses told the newspaper. The man shot the young woman right in front of their homes and barricaded himself in his house.
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.
A woman and a man were injured in two separate shootings in Rotterdam on Monday night and Tuesday morning. On Sunday night another man was killed in a shooting in the city.
First responders were dispatched to a shooting incident on Wolphaertsbocht in Charlois around 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, where a critically injured woman was found. Air ambulance crews were dispatched and te police closed the street. The police are investigating what exactly happened.
One person was wounded and three were arrested in a shooting incident on Aleidisstraat in Rotterdam just before 10:00 p.m. on Thursday night.
The police are looking for Ali Benhadi, a violent offender who escaped from an institution in Den Dolder on Tuesday around 09:30 a.m.
Police have closed a stretch of the A27 highway after catching four armed robbers fleeing the scene of a jewelry store heist in Breda. At least three of the suspects are believed to have robbed the Shivani jeweler on Haagdijk nearly 45 kilometers south from where police caught up to them in Nieuwland, Zuid Holland.
Amsterdam Oost should be taken off the list of security risk areas by the city council's General Affairs Committee, Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan said. So far in 2013, violent crimes involving weapons in Oost has dropped by 29 percent compared to the same period a year ago.