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. BlueSky

    Not a big deal

    April 9, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Captain Jenks

    Here's how this works. If this is a white man- as it is 9 times out of 10- then he will just be called "crazy" and a "lone gunmen" no matter that almost all of these white whackos have some sort of disturbed manifesto about how they have been conspired against by some one- though it is always in their heads.

    If a Muslims or any other brown person- no matter what has been done to them or their- no matter what demonstrable harm they can point to done to them or theirs- their crimes somehow become proof of the over all evil of the Mulsims or brownie of whatever variety. See – no white man is ever responsible for the actions of another white man- but all brown people are always responsible for the actions of another brown person.

    April 9, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • 2little2late

      Dude, you're racist.

      April 9, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Chantal (Netherlands)

      Captain Jenks isn't racist... The public opinion is.

      April 9, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • oldNL

      my fear is that this kind of tragedy could become a popular way of expressing discontent in NL. what i see in NL is that, there is a clear boundary between native Dutch and those migrants esp. those from Islamic world.

      April 9, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Expat

      Wow, talk about a parochial point of view (from a brown guy?)

      April 9, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. PARROT

    I BET HE WAS A LIBYAN OR A MAD MUSLIM......OH WELL

    April 9, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  4. Harpman

    In the US, the NRA thinks everyone should carry an AK-47. Then we would all be safe.

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

      And what is wrong with that?

      April 9, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Expat

      Typical exaggeration! Not AK, but allow self defense weapons agains the criminals!

      April 9, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. Wim heitinga

    I'm the real one here.

    April 9, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. Floor

    6 people are dead now including the shooter who killed himself after the shooting. 16 people are injured, 4 of them heavily.

    April 9, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  7. John

    I'm in tears

    April 9, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. Scarydarkforeigner

    Anybody know where Glenn Beck is?

    April 9, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  9. Cheryl110

    Where's the story?

    April 9, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mark

    Who cares about which country has a better gun control policy. The bottom line of this story is that individuals and families were enjoying a weekend shopping and they couldn't even do that without being at risk. I am not Dutch but have been to Holland on business many times. I have never felt safer. If this could happen in Holland, it can happen ANYWHERE.

    April 9, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  11. Robbins

    Two incidents in just 48 hours: first an Iranian victim of asyle seeker denial by the Dutch authorities for more than ten years, he catch fire himself in front a large public in Amsterdam , it could be worse ....and now one young man shot dead six persons and hurted more than 16 in a shopping Mall ,these two incidents have some relations each other cause actually Dutch political Issues ....

    April 9, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  12. Ger Kappee

    16:20

    NOS journal al 6 dead incl shooter.

    This is for us here in holland not normal...first time ever...

    Horror movie....

    April 9, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. ThomasD

    How do you know the color of his eyes? Really. .

    April 9, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  14. Geraldine

    My thoughts go out to all the victims and their family.
    You always think that it's not going to happen to you but now it has happened so close..
    The shooter is about my age.. How can you do something like this to all those innocent people!? Whatever his motive is.. you just can't do this!!

    You can talk about gun laws all you want, but this can happen in every country with every law.. (unfortunatly) there are sick people all over the world. I think that it doesn't solve any problem if everyone has a gun it would only happen more often. If you are at the wrong place at the wrong time and get totally surprised by something like this it doesn't matter if you have a gun to defend yourselve or not.. I think you are totally shocked (I mean it's so surreal) at the moment and you can only think about getting yourselve and your children/partner/parents into safety..

    We can discuss this issue about laws all day but I don't think that's what matters now.. There has been a terrible incident here in our country.. Innocent people have died. Let's think about the families who have lost someone important, to them, today and let the police and government do their job.. The only thing that's for sure is that something like this shouldnt happen again!

    April 9, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  15. Ger Kappee

    @Cheryl110

    http://www.rtl.nl/xl/#/u/bace6ed8-bed4-48e8-8e1b-da9944b8c884

    Look and cry

    April 9, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
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