A gunman carried out a firing incident in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The 32-year-old suspect, a university student, fatally shot a 39-year-old woman living in his neighbourhood and seriously injured her 14-year-old daughter. Ahmed Aboutaleb of the city has expressed grief over the incident.
Rotterdam: A gunman unleashed violence in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Thursday, killing a 14-year-old girl, her mother and a teacher. The suspect, a 32-year-old university student, shot a 39-year-old woman who lived next door and seriously injured her 14-year-old daughter, according to Dutch police. The girl later died from her injuries.
Dutch police said attacker arrested who killed a teacher and a local woman after opening fire in a classroom at a university hospital campus in Rotterdam and a nearby house on Thursday.
After setting the woman’s house on fire, the gunman went to the university hospital, the Erasmus Medical Centre, where he entered a classroom and shot dead the 46-year-old teacher. The man was arrested near the hospital, where he had also set fire. His motive was unknown. Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said, “We are shocked by a terrible incident. There were shootings in two different places in the city. My condolences go out to the victims.”
“The suspect was known to law enforcement and in 2021 he was prosecuted and convicted for animal abuse,” said Hugo Hillenaar, Rotterdam’s chief prosecutor.
Videos posted online showed police instructing students, some wearing medical gowns, to run outside as heavily armed arrest teams arrived at the scene. Footage has emerged showing a man in camouflage clothing being led away from the hospital building in handcuffs. Police said there were no indications of a second shooter.