Two suspects were arrested after a police chase resulted in a crash. The chase took place shortly after a fatal shooting in Rotterdam. May 29, 2020
May 29 '20 09:06

An early morning shooting in Rotterdam left one man dead in front of a home there. Two people were seen fleeing the scene of the crime, and police said they were captured by authorities a short time later.

It happened just before 7:10 a.m. on Bramentuin in Rotterdam-IJsselmonde, where the gunshot victim succumbed to his injuries. The man died at the scene despite efforts from first responders to resuscitate him.

Gökmen T. suspected in the Utrecht shooting on Oktoberplein
May 27 '20 20:20

The convicted terrorist who killed four people and injured seven others in last year's Utrecht tram shooting has been found additionally guilty of rape, the judiciary ruled on Wednesday. Gökmen T., who has been detained for life for his carrying out of the attack last March, was found guilty of raping a woman in her home in July 2017.

A mobile forensics lab from the Amsterdam police
May 23 '20 09:30

One person was hurt in an early morning shooting in Amsterdam-Zuidoost on Saturday. Several shots rang out at 4:30 a.m., records show, with dispatchers sending out several ambulances, police officers, and a trauma team by helicopter.

The shooting took place after an argument on the street, neighbors told local broadcaster AT5. A reporter for the broadcaster said a man was found with a gunshot wound to the leg.

His condition was not immediately revealed.

14 Dutch arrested for smuggling 1,400 kilos of cocaine found in a warehouse in Antwerp, April 2020
May 19 '20 09:51

A batch of 4,200 kilograms of cocaine seized by the Belgian police in the port of Antwerp last month, is the reason for multiple buildings being shot at and an explosion in Rotterdam over the past days, newspaper AD reports based on "multiple source within and outside the criminal environment". 

Emergency services at the scene of an explosion on Jagthuisstraat in Rotterdam, 18 May 2020
May 18 '20 07:23

There was an explosion at a home on Jagthuisstraat in Rotterdam early on Monday morning, the Rotterdam police said. The building had already been vacated due to an apparent shooting which took place at the location last Thursday. There were no injuries in either incident, and multiple suspects were arrested in Amsterdam over the explosion.

Police at the scene of a shooting outside a coffeeshop in Amsterdam Noord, 9 May 2020
May 11 '20 07:57

Multiple gunshots rang out in Rotterdam Noord on Sunday night leaving one man dead. Police were hunting two men wearing dark clothes who fled the scene by car.

Reports of gunfire were repeatedly called in to Rotterdam police between 9:55 and 10:00 p.m. When police officers arrived they found the victim lying on the Bergselaan at the intersection with Ackersdijkstraat.

Mobile forensic unit at the scene of a fatal shooting on the corner of Panamalaan and Borneolaan in Amsterdam Oost, 2 May 2020
May 4 '20 12:10

A 29-year-old man from Amsterdam shot and killed on the corner of Panamalaan and Borneolaan early on Sunday morning, was identified as convict Omar Essalih by Het Parool. According to the Amsterdam newspaper, Essalih had a criminal record for car theft and firearm possession, among other things.

The man was recently acquitted of two ATM bombings in Germany, where some 118 thousand euros were stolen by blowing up two ATMs. He was convicted of stealing a car in De Pijp and laundering a motorcycle connected to this crime, according to the newspaper.

Dutch police officer
May 4 '20 10:22

Shots were fired during a home invasion and robbery on Paviljoensgracht in The Hague on Monday morning. A victim was taken to hospital for treatment. Two suspects were arrested, the police said on Twitter.

The robbery was first reported to the police at 8:21 a.m., followed by reports of shots fired a minute later. An ambulance was dispatched to the scene at 8:23 a.m., with a second ambulance following 15 minutes later.

Automatic firearms seized from a home in Beverwaard, Rotterdam, 24 February 2020
Apr 20 '20 08:29

The police and Public Prosecution Service (OM) released a joint statement expressing concerns about the increasing number of incidents involving firearms in the Netherlands. Last year there were 646 firearm incidents in the country, compared to 557 in 2018.

A total of 31 people died in shootings last year, and people were injured in 131 shooting incidents. In 2018 there were 34 deaths and 120 injuries. 2019 also saw an increase in incidents involving hand grenades. In 2019 there were 61 incidents with a total of 82 hand grenades, compared to 43 incidents in 2018 and 22 in 2017. 

Apr 8 '20 09:55

Police officers in The Hague shot a man in his leg while arresting him on Honthorststraat during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The man was taken to hospital for treatment, the police said on Twitter.

The police responded to Honthorststraat after a noise complaint, a police spokesperson said to newspaper AD. At the involved home, responding officers found a man holding a stabbing weapon. They tried to speak to the man, but eventually had to call in an arrest team, the spokesperson said.

Restaurant Sham in Amsterdam Oost, struck by bullets three times at the end of March and into April. April 4, 2020
Apr 5 '20 14:04

One restaurant in Amsterdam Oost was struck by gunfire three separate times in a one-week period leading up to Saturday. There were no injuries in any of the incidents on Borneosteiger.

In the most recent case, which took place Saturday at about 3:10 a.m., the glass front door was destroyed after having been hit by several bullets. A bullet hole was easily visible in another front glass windowpane.

Mar 23 '20 07:18

A man was shot on Dadeltuin in Rotterdam on Sunday evening. He was rushed to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, the police said on Twitter. Three men were arrested a short time later in connection with the shooting.

The shooting happened just after 6:00 p.m. Bystanders found the victim, a 19-year-old from the city, next to a car in a parking lot, NOS reports.

Witnesses reported a dark colored vehicle leaving the scene of the crime.

The three suspects were arrested a few streets away a short time after the shooting. They were in a car. 

Politie patch on a Dutch police officer's uniform
Mar 19 '20 19:00

Police in Rotterdam said they were investigating an argument which resulted in a 25-year-old man being shot in the leg. It happened Tuesday at about 10:45 p.m. on Schoenebergerweg, and there were no suspects reported in custody two days later.

Police said they responded to reports of a brawl. Once on scene, "Officers found an injured man. He was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his calf," police stated.

A police dog searches for clues after a shooting in Dordrecht
Mar 17 '20 12:40

Police were still searching for two men involved in a drive-by shooting in Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland on Sunday. The violent incident left a 43-year-old man and 35-year-old woman wounded.

The two were stepping into a car on Van Oldenbarneveltplein just before 9:45 p.m. when two men dressed in black riding on a scooter opened fire on the couple. Both were shot several times.

"The gunmen rode off on a scooter, leaving the victims seriously injured. There was no trace of the perpetrators," police said in a statement.

Youssef Ben Hamou
Mar 11 '20 15:10

The police placed 25-year-old Youssef Ben Hamou on the national wanted list in connection with a shooting in Almere. Hamou is suspected of involvement a shooting in an apartment in the heart of Almere, in which a 35-year-old man was killed on December 21 last year, the police said.

The police believe the motive behind the shooting was a drug deal that got out of hand. There are two suspects in this case. One, a 20-year-old man from Amsterdam, is already in custody. Youssef Ben Hamou is the second suspect.

Mar 11 '20 07:18

Two people were injured in a shooting on Zeehaenkade in Utrecht on Tuesday night. They were taken to hospital for treatment. Four suspects were arrested, the Utrecht police said on Twitter.

The shooting happened at around 10:00 p.m. in an office district south of Transwijk. The victims were conscious and able to talk to first responders, the police said.

The motive for the shooting was not immediately disclosed by police. The four suspects were taken to a police station for interrogation. 

Automatic firearms seized from a home in Beverwaard, Rotterdam, 24 February 2020
Mar 4 '20 14:50

A video showing a man firing an AK47 in a residential neighborhood in Rotterdam Zuid over New Year's led to the arrests of two men for illegal firearm possession, the police said in a statement. The video was found on a phone confiscated for another investigation.

The video shows a man shooting the automatic rifle in the air with fireworks going off in the background. The residents of the Rotterdam neighborhood seemingly did not notice the gunshots due to the fireworks being lit by others. 

Politie patch on a Dutch police officer's uniform
Mar 2 '20 07:23

Two patients escaped from a psychiatric prison in Poortugaal, Zuid-Holland on Sunday afternoon. They took an employee hostage under threat of a firearm and knife, and then fled. During their arrest, one was shot by the police and killed, the Public Prosecution said.

The two psychiatric prisoners escaped from clinic Kijvelanden at around 4:30 p.m. Once outside, they got into a taxi and drove off. The police gave chase and brought the taxi to a halt on the A15 near Kesteren in Gelderland,

Feb 3 '20 11:10

The police arrested two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting in Haarlem city center last month. A 29-year-old man from Beverwijk was killed in the shooting on Gedempte Voldersgracht on January 22nd.

The first suspect was arrested in the same week as the shooting. The 21-year-old man from Haarlem was arraigned last week and remanded into custody.

On Friday, the police arrested a 25-year-old from Haarlem in Amsterdam. He is in custody for questioning.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Jan 30 '20 08:04

A man was injured in a shooting on Bartokstraat in Tilburg during the early hours of Thursday morning. He was taken to hospital by ambulance. At this stage, nothing is known about his identity or the severity of his injuries.

The police responded to reports of a shooting at around 1:15 a.m. "There is no known description yet of the perpetrator or perpetrators," a police spokesperson said to Omroep Brabant. "Officers have been in contact with witnesses. A statement is being taken from them."

Daalwijk, Amsterdam, Amsterdam-Zuidoost
Jan 28 '20 15:20

Three people were arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in a student home in Amsterdam Zuidoost during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the police said in a statement. A 26-year-old man from Amsterdam was killed in the shooting.

The police responded to a report of shots fired at the home on Daalwijk around 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. First responders found the 26-year-old man with a bullet wound in his back. They tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. The man died at the scene.

Dutch police car
Jan 28 '20 07:48

A 26-year-old man was shot and killed in a home on Daalwijk in Amsterdam Zuidoost, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter early on Tuesday morning.

First responders found the man with a bullet wound inside the home. They tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene.

So far nothing is known about the circumstances surrounding the shooting. The police will release more information during the course of Tuesday. 

Aalong the A73 expressway at N280 in Roermond, Limburg
Jan 27 '20 17:00

A young Venlo man was seriously injured in a weekend shooting outside a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Roermond, Limburg. The shooting was reported just before 6:45 p.m. on Sunday from the fast food restaurant’s parking lot on Schaarbroekerweg.

The victim was inside the fast food facility with a friend, when the victim received a call saying he should come outside immediately. He was shot after leaving the restaurant, according to De Limburger.

Police at the scene of a shooting on Kreefstraat in Rotterdam, 10 Sept 2019
Jan 22 '20 16:10

A 31-year-old Rotterdammer was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a terrifying shooting and carjacking near the city’s Alexandrium shopping center. There were no injuries in the shooting, which followed a wild rush hour car chase between a stolen, silver BMW and a black Range Rover.


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