Shots in Purmerend and Middenbeemster

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Shots were fired in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday in Purmerend and nearby Middenbeemster. On Tuesday evening around 9.45 pm, the police received a report of a shooting incident at the Belthoeve in Middenbeemster. The incident is said to have started at the Belthoeve, but during investigations several shell casings were found further on, at the Bijenlust and the Vlijthoeve.

Flip flops

Several items belonging to possible suspects were also found at the Vlijthoeve. Although various police units have searched for possible victims and suspects, none have been found.

According to the police, three to four people have emerged as suspects in this case so far. They were all dressed in dark clothes. One of them was probably wearing slippers. They may have gotten into a car that was parked in the vicinity of the Meerhoeve or the Noorderhoeve in Middenbeemster.

Bullet impacts

In Purmerend, a few hours later, shots were fired at a house on Boeierstraat. Around 04.30 in the morning, the police received a report about loud bangs. The facade and window of a house were damaged by bullet impacts. Fireworks are also believed to have been set off at the front door of the home, police said.

No one was injured in the incident. No one was in the home at the time of the shooting.

Whether there is a connection between the incidents in Middenbeemster and Purmerend is not known.

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