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Dutch policeman kills own children, shoots self: police

A police officer is suspected of killing his two children and injuring his wife in a shooting in the Dutch city of Dordrecht. It is reportedly a domestic incident.

Three people are dead and another severely injured after a shooting in Dordrecht, about 24 kilometers (15 miles) southeast of the port city of Rotterdam, on Monday.

Miriam Slot, a police spokeswoman, told Reuters news agency that a 34-year-old Dutch policeman shot and killed his two young children and himself at a home in Dordrecht on Monday evening. 

Slot said that the policeman also shot and seriously wounded his 28-year-old wife. The children were reportedly aged eight and 12.

Police spokesman Wim Hoonhout told The Associated Press that the shooting "seems like a family incident." 

The mayor of Dordrecht, Wouter Kolff, tweeted: "Earlier tonight a very serious shooting incident took place in Dordrecht. I am very touched and sympathize tremendously with everyone involved."  

 mvb/tj (AP, Reuters)

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