Dutch police say people killed in shootings at university hospital and home, suspect arrested

The number of fatalities is unclear.

Published: September 28, 2023 12:45pm

Multiple people are dead following shooting incidents in a hospital and home in the Netherlands, and a 32-year-old suspect is in custody, police said. 

The suspect allegedly started his shooting spree in a home in the port city of Rotterdam and a fire broke out at the location, police said, according to multiple media reports. The Dutch outlet "De Telegraaf" states that he killed two people at the home.

He then allegedly opened fire in a classroom at Erasmus Medical Center and then went to another part of the hospital and was arrested under a helipad on the campus. A fire also broke out at the hospital. 

The number of fatalities is unclear, and Rotterdam police said they are informing families and relatives before providing information to the general public.

All firearms, ammunition and weapons are banned in the Netherlands with limited exceptions given for shooting sports. Even knives and realistic-looking toy guns are banned.

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