Police hunt for cafe killers continues
21 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — The police hunt continues for the gunmen who killed three people in cafe 'Inn & Out' on Schiedamsesingel in Rotterdamin in the early hours of Saturday morning.
21 November 2005
AMSTERDAM — The police hunt continues for the gunmen who killed three people in cafe 'Inn & Out' on Schiedamsesingel in Rotterdamin in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The former owner of the cafe, Alberto "Appie" Jose Frances, 34, died in the shooting along with two customers, a man from Diemen, 43, and a Rotterdam woman, 26, when shots were fired by intruders during an after-hours party.
A Moroccan woman, 23, said to be the new owner of the cafe, is in serious condition in hospital after she was shot five times. A Rotterdam man, 35, was allowed home after receiving medical treatment.
The police have refused to comment on the motive for the shooting. But other people who were in the cafe during a birthday party were robbed at gunpoint and then tied up. The attackers were armed with automatic weapons, witnesses said.
The first shots were heard around 5am on Saturday morning. When the police arrived they discovered a fire had been started in the cafe. It was quickly extingished and the victims' bodies were discovered.
Two years ago the cafe was forced to close for a few months after a shooting on the terrace.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news