Three Dutch commandos wounded in shooting outside US hotel

Three Dutch commandos in the United States for training exercises have been wounded in a shooting outside their hotel in Indianapolis, the Dutch defence ministry says.

One of them was in critical condition, a statement on Saturday said. The men were in the state of Indiana for training, it said, and local police were investigating the Friday night shooting. No arrests have been made.

The Indianapolis metropolitan police department, which is handling the investigation, was not immediately available for comment.

A department officer told Fox 59 it appeared an altercation took place earlier at a different location from the Hampton Inn in downtown Indianapolis.

“Right now the information we’re willing to disclose is that it was not something that occurred inside the hotel,” the officer told the news channel.

“It was a previous altercation, we believe, at another location. It did not happen inside the Hampton – the actual occurrence was outside.”

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