NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 18:55
The victim of last Sunday’s shooting incident in Roosendaal, which preceded the fatal wrong-way driving accident on the A16 near Prinsenbeek, has not yet made a statement to the police. He has not yet filed a report. The police and the man’s lawyer confirm this to NOS, after reporting by BN De Stem.
The shooting incident happened around 11 p.m. on Sunday. The police then went looking for an involved car, which most likely crashed while driving on the A16 near Prinsenbeek. Three people lost their lives.
So prior to that crash there was the shooting incident in Roosendaal. The victim, a 19-year-old man from Roosendaal, feels “properly treated as a suspect”, according to his lawyer. “My client was hit in the leg,” says lawyer Mark Broere. “The police immediately slid papers under his nose saying: sign here, because then we can search your house. I see no reason to search my client’s house.”
According to Broere, the police also wanted to examine the hands of the 19-year-old man from Roosendaal for traces of weapons, the so-called ‘shooting hands’.
When asked, a police spokesman said that the Roosendaler is not seen as a suspect, but as a person involved and a victim. Lawyer Broere says that it depends on the attitude of the police whether the man from Roosendaal wants to talk to the police.
The three fatalities of the crash are a 54-year-old man from Rotterdam, who drove an oncoming Opel, the driver of the ghost-driving car and an occupant of that vehicle. The cars collided with each other at high speed. A dog also died.
Three investigations are pending into Sunday’s course of action. It concerns an investigation into the shooting incident in Roosendaal, an investigation into wrong-way driving and the fatal crash, and an investigation by the National Investigation Department into the police’s actions during the chase. Officers chased the car for some time, but stopped when the Seat started to drive wrong.
There was also a 19-year-old man from Drunen in the ghost-driving car. He is suspected of involvement in the shooting incident and is in hospital.
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