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Tragic shooting at Rotterdam university claims child's life

Tragic shooting at Rotterdam university claims child's life There was a shootout at a university in Rotterdam (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

An armed man opened fire in a university classroom and a neighboring building in the city of Rotterdam (Netherlands). Three people were killed, including a child, according to the RTLnieuws website.

In Rotterdam, there were two incidents of gunfire. An armed man started shooting in an auditorium at the medical university and then fled on a motorcycle in combat gear.

Several people who were present at the Erasmus MC event told an RTL Nieuws reporter that a Molotov cocktail was used.

"First, there was a shooting on the fourth floor. Four or five shots were heard. Afterward, a bottle with an incendiary mixture was thrown into the educational center. It's very absurd. Everyone heard the explosion, I think about 400 or 500 people," said a university student who witnessed the incident.

The police reported that three people died, including a 39-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man. A 14-year-old girl who suffered serious injuries later died from her wounds.

"A 32-year-old man from Rotterdam has been arrested. He is suspected of shooting and setting fire to a building in Hayman Duller Square in the Delfshaven area. Then, he allegedly shot someone in a classroom at the Erasmus MC educational institution. After that, he entered the hospital and set it on fire," the police said.