Reporter Peter de Vries († 64) died after the attack

The case caused a sensation far beyond the Netherlands: Now the crime reporter Peter de Vries has died. He was gunned down in front of a television studio in Amsterdam last week.

The Dutch crime reporter Peter De Vries has died of serious injuries after an attack. His family announced this on Thursday in Amsterdam. “Peter fought to the last, but he lost the fight,” said his family in a message published by RTL on Thursday.

De Vries was struck down with multiple gunshots last week in downtown Amsterdam after taping a TV program about a gang trial. He was also an adviser to one of the key witnesses in the trial.

The 64-year-old had made a name for himself over the past few years as an investigative journalist in the organized crime scene. Several men were arrested after the crime, including the possible shooter. The Dutch royal family, among others, was dismayed. The act is also considered an attack on the free reporting of the press.

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