Tragic news emerged from Deurne, a Dutch city located in the province of North Brabant, as three people were killed in a set of related shootings that occurred this past week.
According to police reports, the shootings took place late at night in different parts of the city and were related, although their connection has yet to be identified. Both the victims and the gunman are yet to be identified as police are still in the process of collecting evidence and statements.
The Flyers Association, a voluntary citizens’ group, said they have received reports of multiple people running away after the gunshots were heard, with some locals rumor-mongering that the incident was planned. However, authorities have yet to confirm any of this.
At the moment, the exact motive behind the shootings is unclear, leaving many citizens concerned. Residents of Deurne have also been left angered by what happened. “The people involved have taken something away from us forever. Their families and friends are left with a hurt that will be hard to heal,” said a 69-year-old resident.
The police have issued an appeal asking anyone with information to come forward, as the investigation into the incident is still ongoing.