A house on Weverstraat in Purmerend was shot at on Thursday evening. On Thursday night, an explosive went off about 7 kilometers away at a house on Groenveld in Middenbeemster. Shots were also fired in Purmerend and Middenbeemster on Tuesday evening and night.
On Thursday evening around 22.50 a house on the Weverstraat in Purmerend was shot at. No one was injured. No arrests have been made. Police are investigating the shooting incident.
In nearby Middenbeemster, an explosive went off at around 03.10 on Thursday night at a house on Groenveld in Middenbeemster. The house was severely damaged by the explosion and fire. Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire, but the house has become uninhabitable due to the fire.
Surrounding homes were evacuated as a precaution because of the fire. No one was injured and no arrests have been made. Police are investigating and looking for witnesses.
Whether there is a connection between the two incidents is unclear.
Earlier this week it was also hit in both places. On Tuesday evening around 9.45 pm, the police received a report about a shooting incident at the Belthoeve in Middenbeemster. Bullet casings were found nearby. According to the police, there are three to four suspects in this case. They have not yet been arrested.
In Purmerend, a few hours later, shots were fired at a house on Boeierstraat. Tuesday night around 04.30, the police received a report about loud bangs. The facade and window of a house were damaged by bullet impacts. It is believed that fireworks were also set off at the front door of the house.
No one was injured in the incident. No one was in the home at the time of the shooting.