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The Rotterdam shooter likely acted out of revenge

The Rotterdam shooter likely acted out of revenge

HAccording to preliminary findings, it appears that the 32-year-old medical student, who shot three people in Rotterdam last Thursday, acted out of revenge. As Dutch media reported, the suspect, Fuad L. He killed her 39-year-old neighbor and her 14-year-old daughter, who had previously reported him for animal cruelty. This led to a public prosecutor’s investigation, during which the University of Rotterdam was warned about the man, also because he expressed far-right views on internet forums.

Thomas Gotschker

Political correspondent for the EU, NATO and Benelux countries based in Brussels.

The university’s examination committee then ordered the man to undergo a psychological evaluation before receiving his degree, even though he had passed all the exams. This committee included a doctor who was said to have been shot by the student in the lecture hall. Then a special police unit arrested him.

The indictment is due Wednesday

He is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday. According to other reports, the suspect was also under financial pressure. He was so behind on his rent that his landlord, a housing association, went to court for the right to evict him. He would then have to leave his apartment within two weeks. The Attorney General’s Office has not yet commented on possible motives.

On Monday, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visited the neighborhood where the suspect and two nearby victims live. He spoke to families, eyewitnesses to the bloody events, and students and employees of the university hospital. By Tuesday, a crowdfunding campaign had raised more than 120,000 euros for relatives of the mother who was shot. She left behind three children, including the twin sister of the girl who was killed, a 5-year-old son and a 17-year-old daughter.

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