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Dutch mall shooter should not have had gun permit

Dutch mall shooter should not have had gun permit

Dutch police and prosecutors say a 24-year-old gunman who shot and killed six people in a shopping mall before committing suicide should not have been granted a permit for the three weapons he used.
Investigations into the April 9 shooting spree concluded that the shooter, Tristan van der Vlis, was a paranoid schizophrenic who believed he heard voices of the dead and wanted to punish God.
Prosecutor Kitty Nooy also said Monday that one of Van der Vlis' acquaintances is under investigation for allegedly knowing about Van der Vlis' plans to kill himself and others and failing to inform the police.
Police say Van der Vlis used a semiautomatic rifle, a pistol and a revolver in his three-minute rampage and that he had a permit for all the weapons.


Updated : 2021-04-21 23:22 GMT+08:00