Dutch student, 16, shot dead in school's bicycle shed


THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 16-year-old girl was shot dead in front of fellow students in her high school’s bicycle shed Tuesday, Dutch police said.

A 31-year-old suspect, police said in a statement, was arrested shortly after the shooting at the school, which was identified by local media as Rotterdam Design College.

Police said the victim and the male suspect, who was arrested about two kilometers (a mile and a half) away, knew one another but didn’t reveal details of their relationship or a possible motive.

A number of people, including fellow students, witnessed the attack, police spokeswoman Yvette de Rave told national broadcaster NOS.

The shooting happened less than a week after an American psychology student at Rotterdam’s Erasmus University was fatally stabbed in her apartment. A suspect in her killing was arrested last week.

Fetterman Makes Vile Offer to Wear Suit to 'Save Democracy' if House GOP Avoids Shutdown

Gun ownership is tightly restricted in the Netherlands and most shootings that happen in the country are linked to power struggles between criminal gangs.

The Western Journal has not reviewed this Associated Press story prior to publication. Therefore, it may contain editorial bias or may in some other way not meet our normal editorial standards. It is provided to our readers as a service from The Western Journal.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

The Associated Press is an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative headquartered in New York City. Their teams in over 100 countries tell the world’s stories, from breaking news to investigative reporting. They provide content and services to help engage audiences worldwide, working with companies of all types, from broadcasters to brands. Photo credit: @AP on Twitter
The Associated Press was the first private sector organization in the U.S. to operate on a national scale. Over the past 170 years, they have been first to inform the world of many of history's most important moments, from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of the Shah of Iran and the death of Pope John Paul.

Today, they operate in 263 locations in more than 100 countries relaying breaking news, covering war and conflict and producing enterprise reports that tell the world's stories.
New York City