Dutch policeman shoots dead three members of his own family – reports

A police officer is seriously injured after shooting dead three members of his own family before turning the gun on himself, according to Dutch media reports.

Police had earlier confirmed three people were dead in the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands.

Dutch newspaper de Telegraaf, citing sources involved in the investigation, has claimed the gunman was a police officer who targeted his family.

Police spokesman Wim Hoonhout has told The Associated Press that “it seems like a family incident.”

The force has not confirmed further details of what happened on Monday evening.

Emergency response teams were at the scene and a home in Dordrecht has been cordoned off.

Wouter Kolff, the city’s mayor, said on Twitter there had been “a very serious shooting incident” and that he was heading to the scene.

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