Two police officers injured in shoot-out in Dordrecht

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Dutch police car close-upThree people, including two police officers, have been injured in a shooting in Dordrecht.

Officers were called out to reports of car theft and vandalism in Toulonselaan and Christiaan de Wetstraat at around 9pm on Wednesday, local broadcaster Rijnmond reported.

Video images from the scene showed at least 11 shots were fired, some by police, as the situation escalated. Three people were arrested within hours of the incident.

One suspect and two officers were taken to hospital for treatment. The town’s mayor, Wouter Kolff, said one of the police officers was seriously wounded in what he described as a ‘serious shooting incident’.

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