THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One of three Dutch servicemen injured in a shooting outside a hotel in downtown Indianapolis this weekend has died, the Defense Department said Monday.
The commando died tonight from his wounds. It happened surrounded by family and colleagues,” the ministry said in a statement.
The soldier, whose identity has not been released, was one of three members of the Dutch Commando Corps shot and wounded early Saturday in downtown Indianapolis after what local police say was a disturbance outside the hotel where they were staying, authorities said. .
The two other wounded soldiers are conscious, the ministry said.
Shooting took place around 3:30 a.m. in the entertainment district of Indianapolis. The Dutch Defense Ministry said the three soldiers of the Commando Corps were in Indiana for training.
Indianapolis police said they believe some sort of altercation between the three victims and another person or persons led to the shooting. No arrests have been made.
The Indiana National Guard said the soldiers had trained at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, a 405-acre complex about 40 miles southeast of Indianapolis. The Guards said in a statement that the center is being used for training by the Defense Department “as well as by other allies”.