The Rotterdam family is shocked after a bullet ended up in the attic window: ‘Must be an accident’ | Rotterdam

with video/updateA Rotterdam couple with two young children was shocked: his home was shot at on Sunday evening. “It must have happened by accident.”


Lucette Mascini, Eric Oosterom

Sep 5 2022


Latest update:
17:11

Police found several casings around the house. © MediaTV

The resident of the corner house on Stormerdijk in Rotterdam-IJsselmonde can say little about the events on Monday afternoon. In a short response, he says he suspects that his attic window was hit ‘accidentally’. “I have no enemies. This is a very bad idea and very scary.”

A couple who live a little further away have the same suspicion. The two think the house was hit by a stray bullet. “We heard the first four bangs right after each other. Then people ran away and we heard two more bangs. We think something happened in the street.”

The neighbor points to the hit skylight: not necessarily the easiest place for a shooter to hit a house. “I think that family was unlucky. Again, they’ve already had two break-ins. Very annoying.”

‘We are groping in the dark’

Police are investigating the shooting, but have not yet released any information about the background of the incident. “We are still in the dark as to the cause. That’s why detectives like to talk to people who have seen something or know more. We have not made any arrests yet.”

A spokesperson could not say how many shots were fired on Sunday evening. It is clear that several shell casings were found on the street. No one was injured in the shooting. “But this could have ended very differently.”

Buildings are shot at in Rotterdam with some regularity. The intended targets often have a direct or indirect link with drug trafficking. The intention is not to hit these people, but to startle them. Often because someone still has to pay a debt or supply drugs.

There is a bullet hole in the top of the window of the house on Stormerdijk. © MediaTV


Unfortunately, we cannot show this social post, live blog or otherwise because it contains one or more social media elements. Accept the social media cookies to still show this content.



Unfortunately, we cannot show this social post, live blog or otherwise because it contains one or more social media elements. Accept the social media cookies to still show this content.

Free unlimited access to Showbytes? Which can!

Log in or create an account and don’t miss out on any of the stars.

Yes, I want free unlimited access

The article is in Dutch

Tags: Rotterdam family shocked bullet ended attic window accident Rotterdam

PREV Adeline Cornelissen in the prizes
NEXT Stalker who drove into an ex’s home in Kortemark with a car denies a double murder attempt