Man goes on shooting spree in Dutch cafe

A man pulled out a gun in a crowded Dutch cafe today and shot an employee, then shot at three more people outside, killing one.

Police said people overpowered the gunman outside the cafe early this morning in the port of Rotterdam, wrestling him to the ground and holding him until police arrived.

Police spokesman Remco Spaninxs said the man, a 44-year-old Rotterdam resident, had got into an argument in the bar earlier in the evening and was asked to leave. He said the man returned later with a handgun and began shooting.

Mr Spaninxs said one person was wounded inside and three people were hit on the street, one of whom died.


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