Children witness cold-blooded killing

20th June 2006, Comments 0 comments

20 June 2006, AMSTERDAM — A man was shot dead in the driver's seat of a car in a residential area of Rotterdam on Monday evening.

20 June 2006

AMSTERDAM — A man was shot dead in the driver's seat of a car in a residential area of Rotterdam on Monday evening.

The authorities said the unidentified man was hit in the head by a shot fired from the back seat of the Opel Vectra car which was stationary near a playground in the Charlois district.

There were several children in the vicinity and two of them were taken away by police to make witness statements. A girl (7) saw three men running from the car after the fatal shot was fired. She was almost knocked over by the fleeing suspects.

Her father and aunt told newspaper 'De Telegraaf' she described how two of the men ran in the direction of a nearby park and one headed in the direction of houses. "My niece says they were wearing red, green and white T-shirts," the aunt said. "One of them hid something under his top."

The identity of the victim has not been released. Locals told the media they did not recognise the man or the car.

A police spokesperson declined to speculate on a motive for the killing. "We are hearing a lot of different things," she said.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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