The world was just recovering from the ferociously insane a human can go after Christchurch, picturesque Dutch city of Utrecht saw a gun violence incident in public place. Three people were killed and nine others injured in a shooting in a tram in the central Dutch city. Police suspects a 37-year old Turkish – origin man, identified as Gokmen Tanis.
Police said the suspected gunman was at large and authorities raised the terrorism threat to its highest level in Utrecht province. Schools were told to shut their doors and paramilitary police increased security at airports and other vital infrastructure. Security was stepped up at mosques.
“Several shots were fired in a tram and several people were injured. Helicopters are at the scene and no arrests have been made,” said police spokesman Joost Lanshage.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he was deeply concerned about the incident and convened crisis talks.
The incident comes after a lone gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, last Friday.
The gun violence is increasing day by day. The worst part is, it is not limited to USA. Peaceful countries like New-Zealand and the Netherlands are also witnessing such atrocious crimes. It sometimes makes me wonder if we are really civilized?