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Dutch Celebrity Crime Reporter Peter R. de Vries Shot on Amsterdam Street

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A well-known Dutch crime journalist was gunned down in one of Amsterdam’s largest plazas Tuesday.

Local police said in a statement, “Peter R. de Vries was shot down in Lange Leidsedwarsstraat.” De Vries, 64, had visited broadcaster RTL’s television studio that evening and appeared on a talk show. He is now in “serious condition,” police said, and Amsterdam’s mayor said he was “fighting for his life.” Video showed a wound to de Vries’ head, the BBC reported, and RTL reported that eyewitnesses heard five shots fired at close range.

The alleged shooter and two others have been........

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