Dutch police officer kills himself and two children

Authorities believe the shooting was a family dramaMore

Authorities believe the shooting was a family dramaMore

Three people were killed and another one was seriously injured on Monday evening in a shooting incident in the Dutch city of Dordrecht, Rotterdam police said on Twitter.

Three folks have been killed right after a gunman opened hearth in the Dutch metropolis of Dordrecht, officials in the Netherlands have explained.

"The shooter is believed to have been a policeman who also shot himself", the tabloid newspaper De Telegraaf said, adding a fourth family member was seriously wounded and taken to hospital.

The victims include two children aged 8 and 12 and a 35-year-old man. It said the couple were separating but still lived together. No further details of what happened Monday have been immediately released.

Dordrecht Mayor Wouter Kolff said on Twitter he was planning to visit the site of the "very serious shooting incident".

Dordrecht is about 20km (16 miles) south-east of Rotterdam and has a population of some 120,000.

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