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Updated: April 9, 2011 19:22 IST

Six killed, 11 wounded in Dutch mall shooting

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There were also 11 people wounded in Saturday’s attack at the Ridderhof mall in the suburb of Alphen aan den Rijn, 15 miles (25 kilometers) southwest of Amsterdam. Mayor Bas Eenhoorn said the gunman later fatally shot himself.

A woman is comforted after a shooting at Von Maur at Westroads Mall on December 5, 2007, in Omaha, Neb. A man with a rifle opened fire at a busy shopping mall, killing eight people before taking his own life. Five more people were wounded, two critically. File photo: AP.
A woman is comforted after a shooting at Von Maur at Westroads Mall on December 5, 2007, in Omaha, Neb. A man with a rifle opened fire at a busy shopping mall, killing eight people before taking his own life. Five more people were wounded, two critically. File photo: AP.

A Dutch mayor says the death toll in the shopping mall shooting outside Amsterdam has increased to six, including the gunman who opened fire with an automatic weapon.

There were also 11 people wounded in Saturday’s attack at the Ridderhof mall in the suburb of Alphen aan den Rijn, 15 miles (25 kilometers) southwest of Amsterdam. Mayor Bas Eenhoorn said the gunman later fatally shot himself. Previously, the city government said four were killed and 16 wounded.

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