Naija News reports that three individuals have been reported killed as several other people were wounded in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday.
Dutch authorities are considering “a possible terrorist motive” for the shooting, which happened on 24 October Square at 10:45 a.m.
Police have not taken any suspects into custody, as authorities are still on a manhunt for the shooter identified to be 37-year-old Turkish man, Gokmen Tanis.
See How Twitter reacted below:
Press conference Police: Rob van Bree – one suspect is arrested in a house raid. The search for other suspect Gökmen Tanis is still going on #Utrecht #Netherlands pic.twitter.com/q7fUnqpZRZ
— DΛPHNE CHΛNNΛ HORN (@ikbendaf) March 18, 2019
That racist is in Holland now… In Utrecht… pic.twitter.com/FYSh07EfFa
— yoongi || inactive (@jjoonsmoonchild) March 18, 2019
Headed to #Utrecht – a city in lockdown at its highest terror threat level after a man on a tram opened fire.
3 dead. 6 injured.
The area is known as little Morocco – 82% of the population are non-Dutch nationals. pic.twitter.com/MDJsSQyj6N
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) March 18, 2019
On #Utrecht #UtrechtTramShooting , They cannot rule out terrorism or extremism as a motive (yet) but my gut feeling tells me it's more criminal and personal…. #DutchieGutFeeling
— Bronagh Ni Dhín (@BronaghNiDhn) March 18, 2019
#Netherlands authroties looking for 37 yr old #turkish Gokmen Tanis after opening fire inside a tram in #Utrecht killing more than four. pic.twitter.com/MQmhiLIRXp
— 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐟𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐧 (@GODSAXE4) March 18, 2019
I don't care what the race, religion, gender of a terrorist is, if he is white he is terrorist, if he is black he is terrorist, if he is christian is a terrorist, if he is a muslim he is a terrorist, if he is a hindu he is a terrorist.#Utrecht#Netherlands pic.twitter.com/3LhIdjaXOB
— yasirchaudhry (@Yasir1Chaudhry) March 18, 2019
The only responsible for this crime is the one who pulled the trigger. There should be no reason for division. Terrorism has no color, thoughts or prayers #Utrecht pic.twitter.com/WcJXssZqiq
— Astrid Lázaro (@astridlazaro) March 18, 2019
Please tell them to stop .#Utrecht pic.twitter.com/xLm0YaNtsd
— ahmedamein100 (@ahmedamein1001) March 18, 2019
We stand wih you.
3 dead. 6 injurjed. pic.twitter.com/La4eGLs2yC
— Alif (@elifbaataaa) March 18, 2019
Media covering the attack as “ possible terror motive “ , if you kill people you’re a terrorist . It doesn’t matter what you believe in , where you from and where you grew up . Last week was in New Zealand , This week in The Netherlands . #Utrecht
— Liban Abdirizak (@LibanAbdirizak) March 18, 2019
Erdogan supporter has been identified for shooting in public area today in Utrecht. pic.twitter.com/AGYBGUuP4X
— Biju Nair (@BijuNai13453012) March 18, 2019
Three people shot dead. Others injured.
The terrorist is reported to be "a Muslim man of Turkish origin"
Why were the #Utrecht police providing extra security to Mosques when this was ongoing??
Will the legacy media now focus on the need to deal with radical Islamic terrorism? pic.twitter.com/mwlUcpWqLN
— David Vance (@DVATW) March 18, 2019