Amsterdam: A gunman opened fire with a machine gun at a full shopping mall outside Amsterdam on Saturday, leave-taking at least seven people dead and wounding 15 others, officials and witnesses said.
The attacker was among the dead after lethally gunfire himself at the Ridderhof mall in Alphen aan den Rijn, Mayor Bas Eenhoorn said. The community is less than 15 miles (25 kilometers) southwest of Amsterdam.
Seven people were killed and at least 15 wounded in a shelling unpleasant incident at a shopping mall in the Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn on Saturday, the town's mayor told reporters.
"A man with an automatic weapon, whose individuality we cannot disclose, started shooting and killed five people and then himself," mayor Bas Eenhoorn told reporters. "Four people were very poorly injured, five slightly wounded, and at least two slightly injured."
Eenhoorn called the shooting "unparalleled" and said there were a large number of people in the shopping center when the shootings occurred.
Police officials were not immediately available for comment.
The gunman had blond hair and was about 25 years old, Dutch public broadcaster NOS reported, citing eye witnesses.