Treatment house shooter emailed television display just before the killing

Locals depart bouquets at the farm. Photo: Robin Utrecht ANP/HH

The person who was arrested adhering to Friday’s capturing at a working day centre for older people and little ones with psychiatric difficulties experienced emailed a tv display shortly before he shot dead two people.

The gentleman, 38-yr-previous John S, did not say what he was about to do, but did acknowledge to killing a shoemaker in Vlissingen earlier in the week, RTL Boulevaard said. He also sent pictures of his very first victim and gave details only the killer would have recognized.

S reported he experienced fulfilled his Vlissingen target in a chat home for homosexual guys and that he had killed him to exam out his weapon. He also reported he had explained to his health practitioner and community psychological wellbeing provider officials about his obsession with guns and that he experienced only dared get maintain of one particular a few of months ago.

In addition, he instructed the programme, it experienced been ‘war in his head’ for a long time and that he had tried to get rid of himself five moments. One of those tries was ‘related to the care farm’, he explained. Police confirmed on Friday he had been a client there.

A 34-calendar year-aged lady and a 16-yr-previous girl ended up killed, and a 20-calendar year-outdated woman and 12-calendar year-previous boy were being seriously wounded in the assault, which took place shortly prior to 11 am on Friday.

The two individuals who survived the capturing are severely ill in medical center.

‘Alblasserdam is in shock,’ mayor Jaap Paans instructed a push conference on Friday. ‘Many persons witnessed this terrible function. I have spoken to family, shoppers, volunteers and workers and they have spoken about the dread and the sorrow they experienced.’

The zorgboederij, or treatment farm, is a strategy which will allow people today with difficulties or disabilities to do the job with animals or on the land, as occupational treatment.

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