Dutch police are investigating the shooting as a “possible terrorist” attack.
Rabat – An armed man has opened fire in a tram in the city of Utrecht, a city in the central Netherlands. The shooting, which took place at about 10:45 a.m. local time, caused injuries among several people, police announced.
A police spokesman said that the gunman fled the crime scene by car.
Police said that they are investigating the attack as a “possible terrorist move.”
Utrecht police said that the “surrounding area has been cordoned off and we are investigating the matter.”
A shooting occurred on the #24oktoberplein in #Utrecht. The incident has been reported at 10.45 hour. Multiple people have been injured. The surrounding area has been cordoned off and we are investigating the matter.
— Politie Utrecht (@PolitieUtrecht) March 18, 2019
The shooting follows closely on a terror attack targeting two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attack took place on Friday, March 15, killing 50 people and injuring at least 50 more.
The attacker was a 28-year-old Australian who filmed himself in the shooting and streamed the massacre on Facebook.
A court in New Zealand charged the attacker with murder.