THE HAGUE – A shooting incident Friday night in downtown Amsterdam that left one person dead and two others wounded was not a terrorist attack, Dutch police said.
“It looks to be a criminal matter,” they said.
Authorities closed off streets in the area of the crime scene, a park on the city’s east side, and multiple ambulances and a medevac helicopter were dispatched to aid the injured.
Two people were taken to hospitals.
The fatality was identified as a male. While De Telegraaf daily reported witnesses as describing him as a adolescent, police were unable to confirm the victim’s age.
Others present said the shooter was armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, De Telegraaf said.
Witness accounts cited by newspaper Algemeen Dagblad said that a person was spotted fleeing the park wearing a ski mask.