Fatal shootings have taken place in Utrecht, in an incident which has claimed the life of 3 people and wounded 5. The shooting occurred at 10:45pm on Monday 18th March, police were called to reports of a shooter near one of the cities main tram lines.
Witnesses at the scene claimed the shooter had began firing wildly at the public. After the incident the gunman fled the scene and was picked up by police several hours after in a building about 2 miles from where the event took place.
Many schools and public buildings around the surrounding area had to be closed due to public safety concerns.