Terming the killings as "sick and twisted", police have identified Uppal as a "high-level gang member" involved in drug trade and believe that his son was "intentionally" murdered.
In a shocking incident that sent shockwaves through Rotterdam, Dutch police have apprehended a 32-year-old gunman responsible for two fatal shootings in the city. The tragedy unfolded as he opened fire in a residence, claiming the lives of a 39-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter. The young girl, seriously wounded in the attack, later succumbed to her injuries.
Following this harrowing act, the assailant set the house ablaze before making his way to the Erasmus Medical Center. The center has an affiliation with Erasmus University. Once there, he stormed into a classroom and fatally shot a 46-year-old male lecturer.
The motives behind this tragic sequence of events remain shrouded in mystery, leaving the authorities and the public bewildered. Law enforcement swiftly took action, and the suspect, clad in camouflaged clothing, was apprehended near the hospital.
The assailant’s connection to Erasmus University has been revealed, as he was a student at the institution. Despite his enrollment in an educational institution, his actions have left a community and a nation in mourning.
This devastating incident prompted Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to express his “great dismay” at the senseless violence that had unfolded. The Dutch royal family, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, extended their heartfelt condolences to those grappling with profound grief in the wake of this tragedy.
It’s worth noting that this tragic event stands in stark contrast to the Netherlands’ general reputation. The country is popular for having a relatively low crime rate compared to many other nations. People regard this country as a safe haven with minimal incidents of violent crime.
This Rotterdam incident, however, has highlighted the unexpected and tragic nature of violence. It has left a community and the world grappling with its profound impact.