Peter R de Vries during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Fc Twente v Feyenoord at the De Grolsch Veste on April 8, 2018 in Enschede Netherlands
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  • Peter R. de Vries, a well-known crime reporter in the Netherlands, was shot on Tuesday, police said.
  • He was taken to hospital in a serious condition following the shooting.
  • Reports said he was leaving a TV studio where he was filming a television appearance when he was shot.
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A well-known crime reporter in Amsterdam was shot and seriously wounded on Tuesday, police told Reuters.

Police said Peter R. de Vries, 64, was shot in downtown Amsterdam on Tuesday shortly after leaving a TV studio where he was recording a television appearance.

De Vries was shot in the head during the incident, Dutch broadcaster RTL reported.

A shooting suspect has been arrested but not publicly named, newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reported, according to a translation from Reuters.

De Vries was taken to a hospital in "serious condition," police said.

Police are still investigating the shooting, and Prime Minister Mark Rutte is expected to make a statement on the case.

De Vries often appears as a commentator on crime programmes in the Netherlands, and won an international Emmy Award in 2008 for his coverage on the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

He's currently working as a counselor to a state witness in a murder and drug trafficking case. The state witness's former lawyer was shot and killed in 2019, Reuters reported.

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