Dutch gunman fired over 100 rounds

11th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

Tristan van der Vlis, the gunman in Saturday's bloodbath in the Netherlands, fired more than a hundred rounds of ammunition during his shooting spree at a shopping centre in Alphen aan den Rijn. He used all three weapons found at the scene according to the Public Prosecutor's Office.

The 24-year-old had a licence for all three weapons. The police are investigating whether a semi-automatic gun had been converted into a machine gun, which is illegal in the Netherlands.

Closed circuit camera footage shows that the shooting inside the shopping centre lasted just a couple of minutes. His first victim, however, was shot outside in the car park.

Meanwhile the shopping centre De Ridderhof remains closed for the time being. The town's mayor hopes it will reopen on Tuesday.

Six people were killed in the shooting and 17 injured. Seven people are seriously injured in hospital. The gunman eventually shot himself in a supermarket.


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