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One killed in Dutch cafe shooting

Emergency services attend to the wounded at the scene of the shooting
The man shot three people outside the cafe, killing one

A Dutch man has opened fire at a crowded cafe in Rotterdam, killing one person and injuring three others.

Dutch police said bystanders wrestled the gunman to the ground and held him until officers arrived.

A police spokesman said the man was a 46-year-old Rotterdam resident, but gave no further details.

He said the motive for the early morning shooting was unclear, but may have begun with a quarrel in the cafe, where a talent contest was under way.

The shooting took place at 0100 local time (2300 GMT), according to Dutch police.

One person was wounded inside the cafe and three people were hit on the street, one fatally.

The wounded are in stable condition in hospital.



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