Three persons have been confirmed killed with nine injured as a man has opened fire in a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, Holland.
The culprit who is still at large is said to be committing the heinous crime of mass shooting, as earlier reports have it that multiple people have been injured after a shooting incident inside a tram in the Dutch town of Utrecht, authorities have confirmed.
Utrecht is the fourth-largest city and a municipality of the Holland
Police have released the picture of a 37-year-old Turkish identified as Gökman Tanis as the face behind the shootings.
The police asks you to look out for the 37 year old Gökman Tanis (born in Turkey) associated with the incident this morning at the #24oktoberplein in #Utrecht. Do not approach him but call 0800-6070. pic.twitter.com/U1IWEDtUYu
— Politie Utrecht (@PolitieUtrecht) March 18, 2019
Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he was “deeply concerned” as the news of the incident reach him.
E247mag.com understand that the sporadic shooting took place around the 24 Oktoberplein junction at about 10:45 local time (09:45 GMT) as three helicopters have been put on surveillance in the area.
“A man started shooting wildly,” one eyewitness told Dutch news site NU.nl.
Another witness told Dutch public broadcaster NOS he saw an injured woman with blood on her hands and clothes.
“I brought her into my car and helped her and when the police arrived, she was unconscious.”
As at the time of filing this report, it is unknown how many were injured or how seriously they were hurt.