Two People Were Killed in a Shooting at a Dutch Care Farm
On a Dutch good care farm that offers rehabilitation for persons with impairments or mental health difficulties, two people were shot and killed dead and two more were wounded.
The police shooting at the Tro Tardi farm in Alblasserdam, east of Rotterdam, killed a 16-year-old girl and a 34-year-old woman.
An armed man was subsequently apprehended by Dutch police in a nearby park.
A 13-year-old child and a 20-year-old woman were critically injured, while a fifth person was injured just slightly.
According to Dutch radio, two air ambulances arrived on the spot, and several rescue cars were currently stationed outside the property.
“The culprit was apprehended, and the weapon was taken. Witnesses are being attended after and assistance is being offered.” Police in Rotterdam announced it on Twitter. They subsequently stated that the guy in arrest had been on the run since Thursday evening, and that he was sought in connection with the killing of a 60-year-old man in a business in Vlissingen, south of Rotterdam.
The assault on Friday had no evident motivation, according to police. The suspect was identified as a 38-year-old male from Oud-Alblas, a community a few kilometers from the shooting site. He was described as “confused and also a nuisance” by the Dutch media.
People with physical impairments or mental health concerns are encouraged to work on care farms to help with light agricultural tasks. The Tro Tardi farm claims on its website that it provides a range of care activities that may benefit children and adults alike on a “physical, cognitive, and social/emotional level.”
“We are currently doing all we can to figure out how the incident happened, and we will be there for those who were engaged and anybody who inadvertently saw it,” said Jaap Paans, the mayor of the town.