NOS News•today, 3:25 PM•Adjusted today, 4:44 PM
This is what we know now:
Two shooting incidents in Rotterdam this afternoon. Shots were fired at a house and in the Erasmus Medical Center. Fire also broke out in both places. Three people were injured. A 32-year-old Rotterdam resident was arrested on the helipad of the Erasmus MC.
The police in Rotterdam have arrested a suspect for the shooting incidents in the city earlier this afternoon. The 32-year-old Rotterdam resident was arrested on the helipad of the Erasmus Medical Center, where one of the two shootings took place. His involvement in the shooting incidents, which injured three people, is still under investigation.
Around 2:25 p.m., the police received reports of a shooting incident at the Erasmus MC and at a house on Heiman Dullaertplein, about 1.5 kilometers away.
After the shooting, a fire broke out in both the home and the hospital. Two people were injured in the house and one in the hospital. It is not known how they are doing. According to a bystander at the hospital, one of the injured was a teacher, but the police cannot confirm this.
A reporter at the hospital reports that many people are walking on the street, including doctors. Patients are also outside, the reporter sees. Arrest teams search the hospital. It is not clear whether there has been an official eviction. The police urge people not to go to the hospital. There are still many staff in the building, the reporter sees. It seems as if people are leaving the building in phases.
These are the first images from Rotterdam:
Massive police deployment after shooting in Rotterdam
Eyewitnesses report that there is a lot of unrest on the streets: “There was a lot of panic and screaming. I was in the hospital. I fled from there to the Sophia Children’s Hospital, where I am now safe. We are not allowed to leave the building and have to wait and see what happens.” is happening. I didn’t hear any shots, but only the panic and that’s what I started to act on.”