Famous Dutch criminal journalist De Vries shot in the head in Amsterdam street – .

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Famous Dutch criminal journalist De Vries shot in the head in Amsterdam street – .


Famous Dutch criminal journalist Peter R. de Vries is said to be hanging on to life after being shot on a street in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

De Vries, a celebrity in the Netherlands known for speaking out against the criminal world, was shot in the head shortly after leaving the studio of Dutch television station RTL, police and network officials said. media.

Three suspects, including the gunman, were arrested after the shooting, police said.

“He was seriously injured and is fighting for his life,” Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema told a televised press conference.

“He is a national hero to all of us. A rare and courageous journalist who tirelessly sought justice.

De Vries, 64, appears frequently on police broadcasts in the Netherlands and is a knowledgeable journalist with contacts in both law enforcement and the underworld.

People watch the police secure the area where de Vries was shot.
People watch the police secure the area where de Vries was shot.
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Police are investigating Lange Leidsedwarsstraat, the site of an attack in which Dutch crime journalist Peter R. de Vries was seriously injured in a shooting in Amsterdam on July 6, 2021.
De Vries was leaving the studio of Dutch broadcaster RTL when he was shot.
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Police officers work at the site of an attack in which Dutch crime journalist Peter R. de Vries was seriously injured in a shooting in Amsterdam on July 6, 2021.
The mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema, called de Vries a “national hero”.
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He is well known for his investigative work into the 1983 kidnapping of beer mogul Freddy Heineken.

In 2008, he won an International Emmy Award for his work on the 2005 disappearance of teenage Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

With post wires

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