Dutch crime reporter dies after street shooting

Celebrity Dutch crime reporter Peter R De Vries has died after being shot last week, Dutch RTL news reports.

The attack last week on De Vries, 64, drew outrage across Europe.

De Vries was a celebrity in the Netherlands, as both a frequent commentator on television crime programs and an expert crime reporter with sources in both law enforcement and the underworld.

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Dutch police on the scene after journalist Peter R de Vries was shot. Photo: Getty

“Peter fought ’til the end but wasn’t able to win this battle. He died surrounded by the people who loved him,” his family said on Thursday in a statement published by RTL, the network who employed De Vries as crimes reporter.

De Vries won an international Emmy Award in the current affairs category in 2008 for his work investigating the disappearance of teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005.

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