Seven People Killed in Dutch Mall as Gun Man Opens Fire with Automatic Weapon


Seven people are dead and 15 are wounded aftera gunman opened fire in a crowded Amsterdam mall. It is reported that there were children among the victims. Also, the gunman is dead as well.  The gunman first began began firing his automatic weapon in a parking lot in the small Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn, then moved inside the shopping center and eventually turned the gun on himself.

A gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon at a crowded shopping mall outside Amsterdam on Saturday, leaving at least seven people dead and wounding 15 others, with children among the victims, Dutch officials said.
The attacker was among the dead after fatally shooting himself at the Ridderhof mall in Alphen aan den Rijn, Mayor Bas Eenhoorn said. The suburb is less than 15 miles southwest of Amsterdam.

Four of the wounded were in critical condition, five were in serious condition and at least two others were slightly wounded, Eenhoorn said.

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “Seven People Killed in Dutch Mall as Gun Man Opens Fire with Automatic Weapon”

    1. Dolf on April 9th, 2011 4:29 pm

      24 year old Tristan V.
      was member of a shootingclub, had linceses for 5 guns owned 3 (not clear if those were used).

      He left a note at his home, but in that note there was no clear motive.

      In 2003 he had an encouter with the police about guns/ammo but the Public Prosecuter didn’t press charges.

      Condoleancies for the families of the dead.
      and strenght for those injured.

    2. NGBoston on April 10th, 2011 7:04 am

      Dolf, that’s interesting info you point out there.

      Bottom line is—there will always be violence and insanity in any Culture or Country.

      Do you think you can answer a question candidly—do you feel that your Government is overall too liberal in terms of it’s Justice System and the freedoms it allows it Citizens? I can most definetly see the attractive benefits of the live and let live law–but, in comparison to North America (which as you know —we have our own problems with our Legal System aplenty) which system do you believe to be more affective in the end?

      BTW, I am a strong supporter of the NRA and our Rights, as afforded under our Constitutional Laws to bear Arms.

    3. Michelle Smith on April 10th, 2011 10:22 am

      It sounds like this man was unstable at best. My thoughts & prayers for the victims and their loved ones.

    4. Dolf on April 10th, 2011 12:53 pm

      @Michelle: Yes he was, the usual suspect, loner, fascinated by weapons.


      Yes, I do feel that we went to far to the left here. At 1 moment it seemed that the criminal had more rights then the victim (that changed). But which system is better? Probably a combination of both.
      I think that esp. Dutch immigration laws are very strickt (perhaps not for you as a US citizen) a lot more then the US laws.

      Liberal here is GOP party in the US (funny eh)

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