After being shot on Amsterdam Street on Tuesday, renowned Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries is allegedly clinging to life.
According to police authorities and the media network, De Vries, a star in the Netherlands known for exposing the criminal underworld, was shot in the head immediately after leaving the studio of Dutch broadcaster RTL.
According to authorities, three individuals were apprehended following the incident, including the potential shooter.
In a televised news conference, Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema remarked, “He was badly injured and is fighting for his life.”
“To all of us, he is a national hero. A unique and fearless journalist who worked relentlessly to bring justice to the people.”
De Vries, 64, is a well-sourced reporter with ties in both police enforcement and the underworld who often appears on crime shows in the Netherlands.
He is well-known for his work in the abduction of beer mogul Freddy Heineken in 1983.
For his work investigating the 2005 disappearance of adolescent Natalee Holloway in Aruba, he received an International Emmy Award in 2008.