Dutch Police Officer Kills Two Children, Injures Wife, Then Turns Gun On Himself in Suspected Murder-Suicide

In this image made from video provided by Media TV, police officers are seen at the scene of a shooting in Dordrecht, Netherlands, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Police in the Netherlands have tweeted that three people have been killed and one other person has been seriously wounded in a shooting in a residential neighborhood in the city of Dordrecht. (Media TV via AP)

A Dutch police officer shot and killed his two young children and himself at a home in the city of Dordrecht on Monday evening, a police official said.

The 34-year-old policeman also shot and seriously wounded his 28-year-old wife, said police spokeswoman Miriam Slot. The children were aged eight and 12, she said.

Emergency response teams were at the scene, a home in Dordrecht, near the port of Rotterdam and forensics teams were also present.

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

SOURCE: Reuters