Two arrested after gun fired on crowded Rotterdam metro

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Two men have been arrested after a shooting incident on board a crowded metro train in the Rotterdam area.

A gun was fired while the train was standing in Hoek van Holland Haven, the penultimate stop on the line to the beach resort, at around 5.15pm on Sunday.

Police arrested two men from Schiedam aged 20 and 21 and recovered a weapon. Nobody was hurt in the gunfire, but two other men were injured during an altercation that took place just before the shooting.

The victims, a 20-year-old from The Hague and a 22-year-old from Vlaardingen, were taken to hospital for treatment. One was said to have suffered a head injury.

“It’s a miracle that nobody was hit by the bullets,” a police spokesman said.

The gunmen fled the train but were identified from camera images and arrested shortly afterwards in the area of Stationsweg.

The metro stop at Hoek van Holland Haven was closed for several hours while police investigated the incident, but trains continued to run on the line B route from Nesselande to Hoek van Holland Strand.

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