3 Dead, 9 Injured in Netherlands Tram Shooting

The mayor of Utrecht, Jan van Zanen has said three people were killed and nine others injured in Monday morning shooting at a tram in the central Dutch city.

Police said they are looking for a 37-year-old man of Turkish origin identified as Gokmen Tanis, and have warned people not to approach him.

Schools have closed and security has been increased while counter-terrorism police work to find the gunman who has been on the loose since driving away from the crime scene.

At a news conference on Monday, Dutch anti-terrorism co-ordinator Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said “We cannot exclude a terrorist motive.

“A lot is still unclear at this point and local authorities are working hard to establish all the facts.”


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