Woman shot dead at entrance of Amsterdam apartment building; Suspect found dead

Update 10:27 a.m. – Article updated with new information from the police.

A person was shot dead at the entrance of an apartment building on Wittenstraat in Amsterdam on Thursday morning, the police said on Twitter. The victim is a woman, according to Het Parool. The suspected shooter was found dead in a nearby parking garage, the police said.

The emergency services received the first reports of shots fired at 8:05 a.m. and deployed the police, followed by a trauma team in a helicopter. First responders tried to resuscitate the victim, but it was to no avail. She died at the scene.

The shooter fled the scene on foot. Police officers later found him dead in a parking garage on De Wittenkade.

The police cordoned off the street and placed an emergency container at the scene. These containers are usually placed when the police expect an investigation to take a while. Investigators are also at the parking garage where the suspected gunman’s body was found.

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