Crime journalist Peter R. De Vries shot in Amsterdam, suspect on the run

Peter R. de Vries was shot in the city center of Amsterdam tonight.  Multiple emergency services have been called to the crime scene. The suspect is still at large.

De Vries, the Netherlands’ most well-known crime journalist, was a guest at the Dutch tv-program RTL Boulevard earlier tonight. He is said to have been shot at close range just after leaving the studio. It appears he has been shot in the head. De Vries was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Suspect still on the run

The police have set up a large search action with several units. A report with a description of the shooter has also been sent from Burgernet (a service allowing residents to stay up to date with incidents in their neighbourhood and help the police and municipality with information). The Burgernet report describes “a light-skinned man, of small slender build, black cap, dark green coat with camouflage spots.”

Along with the description of the suspect, Burgernet urges people not to approach the suspect if they see him.
The famous crime journalist, Peter R. de Vries is currently at the hospital. Image: DWDD/Wikimedia Commons/CC3.0
“A man has just been shot on Lange Leidsedwarsstraat. Several emergency services have been called and police are still looking for the suspect(s). Further information will follow. Have you seen anything or have information? Call 112.”

Do not approach the man yourself asks the police, but call 112 if you see him. People who witnessed the shooting or have images of the scene are asked to call  0900-8844.

Image: Dutchmen Photography/

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