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Shooting in Dutch city of Dordrecht kills three

A Dutch police officer and two children died and a woman was seriously wounded in a shooting Monday at a home in the city of Dordrecht, authorities said.

According to Police ” In a statement that the 35-year-old officer was suspected of being the shooter”.

It was not immediately clear if he was related to the children, who were aged 8 and 12, or to the 28-year-old injured woman.

police spokesman Wim Hoonhout told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that “it seems like a family incident.”

Police said further investigation was needed to definitively establish the motive.

Photos from the scene showed a large police presence in a residential neighbourhood and at least one ambulance parked in the street as people stood in the street looking on.

The mayor of Dordrecht, Wouter Kolff, tweeted: “Earlier tonight a very serious shooting incident took place in Dordrecht. I am very touched and sympathize tremendously with everyone involved.”

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