New suspect arrested after Purmerend shooting incident

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Purmerend – The police have arrested a new suspect in the investigation into the shooting incident at the train station in Purmerend. It concerns a 19-year-old man from Purmerend. The suspect was arrested in Amsterdam on Wednesday, March 20 and is under restrictions. This means that he may only have contact with his lawyer. This is the sixth arrest in this investigation.

On Monday evening, February 12, the police received a report of a shooting incident around 8:05 p.m. A 19-year-old man from Purmerend died. Another man, a 19-year-old man from the municipality of Medemblik, was seriously injured. He is currently in hospital. See previous reporting here.

On Tuesday, February 13, a 16-year-old boy from Purmerend was arrested in connection with the shooting incident. He’s still stuck.

On Wednesday, February 14, the police managed to make two more arrests. The 18-year-old man from Amsterdam is still in custody. The 16-year-old boy from Purmerend has been sent away. He still remains a suspect in the investigation.

The 15-year-old boy from Amsterdam, who was arrested on Wednesday, February 21, is still in custody.

On March 4, a 19-year-old man from Landsmeer was arrested. He is also still in custody.

The police suspect that a conflict between young people in Purmerend may have caused the shooting incident. This is being further investigated.


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. This can also be done anonymously, call Report Crime Anonymous via 0800-7000. 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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