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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Multiple people were killed in a shooting in Rotterdam Thursday, and an Erasmus student was arrested in connection with the incident.

Rotterdam is a large city in the Netherlands, specifically in South Holland.  Police say someone first fired shots inside a home, then continued doing so at in a classroom at the nearby Erasmus Medical Center.

Now, they believe the gunman was a 32-year-old Erasmus student who had been convicted for animal abuse in 2021.  Apparently, he also set fires in both locations.

They say he killed a 39-year-old woman at the home, and a 46-year-old teacher at the center.  He also hurt the 39-year-old’s teenage daughter, who later died.

This post roughly translates to:

Due to various incidents, we currently ask you not to come to Erasmus MC.

Police say their suspect was wearing “combat” gear, and they do not think there were any other shooters involved.  It is not clear why he might have done this.

This post roughly translates to:

As previously mentioned, a 32-year-old Rotterdam resident has been arrested.  He is suspected of involvement in the two violent incidents... We are not assuming a second shooter.


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