Netherlands shooting ‘kills six’

BBC: At least six people have been killed and several others wounded when a gunman opened fire in the Netherlands town of Alphen aan den Rijn, Dutch media say.

Another 16 people were wounded in the shootings at a shopping centre in the town, 21km (13 miles) south-west of Amsterdam.

It is not clear what prompted the shooting.

One witness said the attacker had a machine gun. A local government statement said he was also dead.

“The mall has been cleared and a wide area around it is cordoned off,” the statement said.