Amsterdam alarm – Police reporter shot on city main street

The Dutch authorities have sounded the alarm after one of the country’s top police reporters was shot dead on a Amsterdam street on Tuesday night. According to a report in the “Parool” newspaper, the fire was received by the journalist Peter De Vries who was seriously injured and was taken to a hospital in the city.

The police in their announcement does not name the victim of the attack, staying only in the fact of the shootings. “A man was shot dead in Lange-Leidenswerstratt,” police said in a statement, adding: “Many emergency services have been called and police are searching for the suspect or suspects.” According to the report of “Parool” which cites eyewitnesses, the journalist has received a bullet in the head. De Vries is famous in the Netherlands, known for his research work, after the 1983 kidnapping of beer mogul Freddy Heineken.

The Dutch reporter became known in the US for his investigations into the disappearance of teenager Natalie Holloway in 2006. De Vries had been threatened in the past by underworld criminals linked to several cases.

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