Peter R de Vries: Dutch crime reporter dies nine days after being shot in Amsterdam

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Last Updated on July 15, 2021 by admin

Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries has died nine days after he was shot in an Amsterdam street, RTL News has reported.

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Quoting a family statement, RTL News – the Dutch network De Vries regularly contributed to – said: “Peter fought to the end, but was unable to win the battle.”

The journalist is thought to have been surrounded by loved ones, who said they are ‘inconsolable’ about his death.

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Peter R. de Vries in 2008. Pic: Associated Press
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The crime reporter died of his injuries after one bullet hit him in the head.

“Peter has lived by his conviction: ‘On bended knee is no way to be free,'” the family statement said.

“We are unbelievably proud of him and at the same time inconsolable.”

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