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Europe | Mar 18, 2019

Several Injured In Dutch City Shooting

Reuters/Piroschka van de Wouw
Reuters/Piroschka van de Wouw

Several people have been wounded in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Local media is reporting counter-terrorism police at the scene.

"A shooting occurred on the 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht... Multiple people have been injured. The surrounding area has been cordoned off and we are investigating the matter," Utrecht police said on Twitter.

"It is a shooting incident in a tram. Several trauma helicopters have been deployed to provide help."

Local media showed photographs of masked, armed police and emergency vehicles surrounding a tram that had stopped near a road bridge.

Tram traffic in the area was halted, operator Qbuzz was quoted as saying by the ANP news agency.

---With AFP