For the Dutch prime minister, it was a “shocking and unthinkable” attack. Peter R., a journalist who specializes in criminal matters. De Vries was seriously wounded in the shooting Tuesday evening Amsterdam. Police said they arrested three people Tuesday evening for an unknown reason, including a man suspected of writing the footage.
Peter R. de Vries was shot tonight in Lange Leitchester. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The detective has begun a large-scale investigation. https://t.co/gr7Euq1WnK pic.twitter.com/j0m6ccu2UH
– Police Division Amsterdam (ol police_adam) July 6, 2021
“There was a shooting this evening (on the street) in Lange Leitzwerstrod. Peter R. De Vries was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He is currently fighting for his life, ”police said in a statement.
The 64-year-old journalist and TV presenter is a personality known for his role in several criminal cases in the Netherlands. He continued to appear as a spokesman for the victims or in a close circle of key witnesses. Witnesses heard five gunshots and Peter R. NOS state television reported seeing De Vries being shot in the head.
After speaking on a television show in central Amsterdam at 7:30 p.m. Police closed the injured area to de Vries traffic.
The Dutch news agency ANP reported that Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Justice and Defense Minister Ferdinand Gropperhouse were visiting the National Security and Anti-Terrorism Agency (NCTV) in The Hague in the evening to “discuss” the case.