Man died after Purmerend shooting incident, other man seriously injured

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Purmerend – A shooting incident took place at the Purmerend train station on Stationsweg on Monday, February 12 around 8:05 PM. A 19-year-old man from Purmerend died. Another man, a 19-year-old man from the municipality of Medemblik, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The police are investigating and looking for witnesses.

Several emergency services arrived on site immediately after the report to provide care to the victims. This did not work for one victim. He died of his injuries in hospital after being resuscitated at the scene. The other victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The police searched the area with specialized colleagues, service and sniffer dogs and the police helicopter for any suspect(s). No one was found. No clear description of the suspect(s) is known at this time.

The family of the deceased victim has now been notified and put in touch with a family liaison officer.

TGO started

The police started a TGO almost immediately. A TGO investigation is an investigation carried out by a Large-Scale Investigation Team. The TGO is a temporary organizational structure of the police and the Public Prosecution Service (OM) that is designed to manage complex criminal investigations with a major social impact.

During the first days of an investigation, neighborhood research is conducted, camera images in the immediate area are searched and monitored, detectives interrogate friends, family and acquaintances of the victims and witnesses. In addition, Forensic Investigation investigates traces and clues, such as fingerprints, DNA material and objects found at the crime scene. The investigation continues on the basis of scenarios: who could have done it and why?

Witness call

The police are investigating the shooting incident and have already spoken to several witnesses at the scene. Do you have information about this incident but have not yet spoken to the police? Please contact the police as soon as possible on 0900-8844. If you know who was involved in the incident, we would like to hear from you. This can also be done anonymously, then call crime anonymously on 0800-7000.

The police are aware that images of the deceased man are circulating and call on everyone not to share these images online with us and out of respect for the relatives.

The police would also like to take note of any images in the vicinity of Stationsweg in Purmerend around 8:05 p.m., for example from dashcams or doorbell cameras. You can upload them via this form stating 2024031736.

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