Report: 2 killed in mall shooting in Netherlands
April 9th, 2011
08:30 AM ET

Report: 2 killed in mall shooting in Netherlands

At least two people were killed in a shooting at a shopping mall in Alphen aan den Rijn, in the Netherlands, early Saturday, eyewitnesses tell CNN affiliate NOS.

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  1. Leroy

    4 killed (include victim) is comfirmed by Dutch police.

    April 9, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • ronnie fleishbaum

      6 killed confirmed, including perp

      April 9, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • micklos Huggins

      sincere condolences

      April 9, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Neil

      very sad news my heart goes out to the family's affected.......

      April 9, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • tony

      So sorry to hear of the shootings. I must also point out that this is one of the most reasonable forums I've ever seen on CNN. Instead of insults and rantings, the posts are compassionate or informational. We in the US could learn a lot from the Dutch. Great people, great country. Sorry to hear of our diseases spreading overseas.

      April 9, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. Erik Boeré

    Alphen a/d Rijn- Ridderhof Shopping mall 4 people killed, 16 injured.

    April 9, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. Paul

    correction 4 dead. many injured

    April 9, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. Robin

    Already four confirmed dead and over fifteen wounded.

    April 9, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dutchman

    In our liberal country in the week the government announces to cut € 1 billion on military expenses! We are the country with very strict weapon regulation, even semi-policeman wear no weapons on the street.

    April 9, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Leon

      Yep. Much safer. A LOT more people get killed in the US (relative murder rate)

      April 9, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Cespur

      Indeed they are, this is the first times in decennia this happens. This happens in the US what, ever 6 months? So yeah, our gun laws make it safer.

      April 9, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Rik

      @idb you're kidding right? The murder rate in Holland is four times lower than the US. http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_mur_percap-crime-murders-per-capita

      April 9, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • kay

      try every day cespur.

      April 9, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • ZKH Eénoog

      Yeah, they sure do.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate

      April 9, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Yeah Right

      the point is, this COULD happen every single day if someone wanted to do it.. the problem is not the gun or laws.. the problem is the mental health of the people.. in the U.S., mental health and education are the first things that get cut..

      April 9, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • 2little2late

      Wait a second, there's a military in Holland? Since when? Or is mass transit blockades on major european highways in slow moving mobile homes and trailers your costly method of invasion

      April 9, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      I see...

      http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/04/09/us/AP-US-Teen-Party-Shooting.html

      April 9, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. martijn

    allready 4died, incl. shooter, suicide... 16 people injured

    April 9, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. wim oudesluijs

    4 people killed, 16 injured during attempt in Holland

    April 9, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. Islam

    Is there a Islamic connecton like braziil shooting?

    April 9, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • THE TRUTH

      White male, blond hair, blue eyes, ex-military.
      How you wish it would have been a Muslim, so you could pass the blame and hatred around! GET A LIFE !

      April 9, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • docriz

      brazilian shooter was christian.

      April 9, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Claudio

      There wasn't one single source of news in Brazil linking the shooter with Islam, from the most extreme leftist to the right wing media. In fact he left a letter talking about God and Jesus, and he had several communities at social websites to discuss the Bible and the teachings of God. He was a Christian. I've only seen U.S. websites trying to link him with Islam, you guys are amazing.

      April 9, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • andyk

      You mean is there a Christian connection as with the Brazilian shooter who asked the priests to pray for him and Jesus to forgive him. Sorry, I think you're getting your monotheistic religions mixed up. Hopefully, you can keep them straight when you espouse your bigotry.

      April 9, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Huhcurious?

      @Thetruth. It's not an unusual assumption give the propensity for muslims to attack Europeans and Americans. So, excuse the cliche, but you get a life. The people of islam are at war with anyone that doesn't agree with their arcane notions.

      April 9, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. cgh

    6 People killed.

    April 9, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  10. Leroy

    Already 6 people killed and 4 heavy injured people (comfirmed by Dutch police). A men with a automatic weapon killed many people.

    April 9, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  11. Amir Safraoui

    6 people got killed (just confirmed on national television) and many still in hospitals.

    April 9, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jeroen bolding

    6 people dead including the shooter... 😦
    Dramatic... and we don't even sell guns on every corner of the street.

    April 9, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeroen bolding

      Btw: White mall, approx 25 years old

      April 9, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  13. Nicky Jansen

    4 people killed by shooter. More then 10 wounded. Shooter was dressed in camoflage suite. With fully atomatic weapon. No information on the condition of the wounded.

    April 9, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. Ina

    6 dead counted for. 4 severyly injured, others wounded. The killer was white, blonde hair and blu eyes.

    April 9, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. CT

    They should ban guns like Mexico did.

    April 9, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Koen

      This kind of guns are banned for civilians only people with permit may have some types of guns but not this kind only the Police and army have them.
      Police are currently starting investigating.
      Gun man killed himself

      April 9, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • scranton

      Mexico has the highest murder rate going. Those people are shooting each other every day.

      April 9, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
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