Utrecht Tram Shooting Leaves Many Injured

A shooting which took place on Monday morning in the Dutch city of Utrecht has left several people injured, police said. The incident began at 10:45 am local time (9.45am UK time) when a gunman opened fire in a tram at 24 Oktoberplain, a square outside the city centre. The number of casualties is unknown at the moment as well as the identities of the victims.

Police investigations have been launched and are considering “a possible terrorist motive”, Utrecht police said on Twitter. There are no suspects taken into custody by the police as of yet, said Joost Lanshage, spokesman for the police in central Holland. Prime Minister Mark Rutte is said to be “very concerned” about the incident, CNN reported.

“Several shots were fired in a tram and several people were injured. Helicopters are at the scene and no arrests have been made”, Lanshage said. Emergency responders and ambulances are at the scene. Three rescue helicopters had arrived at the scene to monitor the situation. An eyewitness said he had seen a woman lying on the ground amid some kind of confrontation and saw several men running away from the scene.

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