Multiple people injured in shooting on Netherlands tram

Posted on: March 18th, 2019 by ABC News No Comments

ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/AFP/Getty Images(UTRECHT, Netherlands) — Multiple people have been injured following a shooting on a tram in a residential neighborhood of the Netherlands, according to police.

The shooting was reported just before noon in the center Dutch city of Utrecht, which is a little over 20 miles from the capital Amsterdam.

A shooting occurred on the #24oktoberplein in #Utrecht. The incident has been reported at 10.45 hour. Multiple people have been injured. The surrounding area has been cordoned off and we are investigating the matter.

— Politie Utrecht (@PolitieUtrecht) March 18, 2019

Authorities are looking for a gunman, and counter-terrorism police have been deployed to investigate whether this was a terrorist attack.

The police is investigating the shooting at the #24oktoberplein in Utrecht this morning. An possible terrorist motif is part of the investigation.

— Politie Utrecht (@PolitieUtrecht) March 18, 2019

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