Amsterdam shooting leaves one dead and multiple injured

An extensive investigation has been launched following a shooting in the Grote Wittenburgerstraat area

The area has been sealed off by Dutch police
The area has been sealed off by Dutch police

An unidentified shooter opened fire in a central Amsterdam street, killing one and injuring multiple people.

An emergency response is underway as Dutch police have launched a search for the suspect.

According to de Telegraaf, witnesses said they saw men “in balaclavas with a Kalashnikov”, who disappeared after the shooting started.

Witnesses report that the deceased victim was a male teenager, but police are yet to confirm the age of the victim. There is no information on the condition of the injured victims, although international media has reported that at least two were taken to hospital.

The location in the Grote Wittenburgerstraat/Centrum Oost area, has been sealed off by authorities.

The motive behind the attack is unclear.

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