Three people shot dead in Dutch city of Dordrecht, mayor describes incident as ‘very serious’

Police on Rotterdam Street

Three people have been shot dead in the Dutch city of Dordrecht, near Rotterdam, according to police. Another victim was seriously injured.

The incident took place at around 7.00 p.m. local time on Monday, in the Heimerstein neighbourhood of the city.

Police soon descended on the scene of the shooting, which took place inside a home.

Three people were killed and another seriously injured”.

Police did not say whether they had taken a suspect into custody.

Dordrecht’s Mayor Wouter Kolff described the shooting as “very serious,” and announced he would visit the Heimerstein neighbourhood later on Monday night.

Less than three hours before the shooting, a man had been injured in daylight stabbing in the centre of Dordrecht, and the perpetrator arrested.

On the other side of Rotterdam earlier Monday morning, a quarrel at a metro station turned fatal, when a passenger stabbed another rider to death over an argument about who would enter the train first, according to local media.

Monday’s events brought to 14 the number of violent homicides in the Rotterdam region this year.

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