Gunman runs amok in Dutch town Alphen

9th April 2011, Comments 1 comment

A lone gunman has killed five people and seriously wounded at least four others in the town of Alphen aan den Rijn in the east of the Netherlands.

The gunman, who was using an automatic weapon, opened fire near the entrance to a shopping centre. He then committed suicide.

The town's website reports that the number of victims has not yet been confirmed. Police have evacuated the shopping centre and cordoned it off.

Nothing is known about the killer's motives.

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

1 Comment To This Article

  • dan kardas posted:

    on 9th April 2011, 18:32:41 - Reply

    More details on the shooter, please.