Two killed in Amsterdam shooting

13th July 2009, Comments 0 comments

Police are still searching for a motive behind the shooting that killed two people and injured two others Sunday evening.

Amsterdam – Two people have died during a shooting in a residential building in Amsterdam's Rivierenbuurt neighbourhood Sunday evening.

Police confirmed that an additional two people were injured in the incident, the ANP reported.

The two injured individuals remained in the hospital in stable condition Monday afternoon.

Unconfirmed reports indicated that one of the two injured men jumped from a first-floor window at the time of the shooting.

Local residents reported hearing six or seven gunfire shots.

After the incident, a witness reportedly saw someone walking in the street with a firearm.

The two men who were killed were of Albanian origin, reported One of the wounded men is of Italian origin, and the other is also Albanian.

Dutch public broadcaster NOS reported that the building in question – or part of it – may have been used as an illegal hotel.

The district of Zuideramstel has started searching for the owner of the house, and whether that person could have been involved in the shooting.

Police have not yet disclosed any further information about the incident.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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