Wednesday 10 August 2022

Two in hospital after 20 shots fired in Utrecht suburb


Two people are being treated in hospital after being injured in a shooting in Utrecht overnight.

Police said more than 20 shots were fired during the incident in the suburb of Overvecht, which happened at around 12.20am.

Both victims were taken to hospital by ambulance. One was said to be seriously wounded. The shooter has not been traced.

Police have recovered spent bullet cartridges from the scene and taken away a car for inspection.

One witness told RTV Utrecht: ‘We could see two cars and it looked as if they had fireworks, but it seems somebody was shooting.’

Update: Police said later on Monday afternoon that an 81-year-old woman, who was asleep in bed at home, was also injured by the gunfire.

She was hit in the leg by a stray bullet and is also being treated in hospital.

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