Dutch Gunman Kills 7 In Netherlands Mall Shooting

According to Dutch officials, a gunman opened fire at a mall on Saturday in the Netherlands, killing seven people and wounding 16 others before shooting himself in the head.
The shooter, Tristan van der Vlis, was dressed in camouflage trousers and a bomber jacket when he opened fire in a parking lot then in Ridderhof mall, Reuters reported.
"It's too terrible for words, a shock for us all," Bas Eenhoorn, mayor of the town, told NY Daily News.
"This is something you usually see in America, not in the Netherlands," local resident Martin van der Ploeg told Reuters.
BBC News reported that Jeroen Wollaars, a reporter from NOS, said the gunman had written a note which said explosives were placed in local shopping malls, which are now being searched.
Shootings are very rare in the Netherlands and only a handful have occurred in the past decade, NY Daily News explained.

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