Active Shooter - Heerhugowaard, Netherlands


One person was injured in a shooting early Saturday morning in the city of Heerhugowaard

What we know

  • One person is injured in a shooting 
  • Police: The victim was injured and needed to go to the hospital for treatment
  • No description of the suspect was released
  • Police looking for a shooter, he is still on the run
  • Police confirm a suspect is male, no more descriptions available


INCIDENT CLOSED! Suspect arrested!

Last Updated 17/10/2020 at 10:36 IST

  • Police looking for the suspect and witnesses 
  • If you are witness of the incident or you know someone who has more information please call 0900-8844


INCIDENT CLOSED! Suspect arrested!



An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no
pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.


What to do

  • Be aware of your environment and any possible dangers
  • Getting away from the shooter or shooters is the top priority
  • If you are safe and in building, stay there and secure the door
  • Find a place to hide where the active shooter is less likely to find you.
  • Don’t hide in groups. Spread out along walls or hide separately to make it more difficult for the shooter.
  • Silence your cell phone
  • Turn off any source of noise
  • Remain calm and quiet


  • Follow law enforcement instructions and evacuate in the direction they come from unless otherwise instructed
  • Take care of yourself first, and then you may be able to help the wounded before first responders arrive
  • Do not go out into the public streets
  • Make yourself aware of your surroundings. Be aware of the conduct of people near to you. If they are acting suspicious, alert the local authorities
  • Make contact with your family and friends
  • Don't panic
  • Listen to the radio or television for news and instructions
  • Stay away from large gatherings 


If you are witness of the incident or you know someone who has more information please call 0900-884!

Witnesses and/or people with information can contact the police on the numbers 2020222264 or 2020222288!