THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One of three Dutch soldiers wounded in a shooting outside a hotel in downtown Indianapolis over the weekend has died, the Defense Ministry said Monday.
The commando “died of his wounds tonight. It was surrounded by family and colleagues,” the ministry said in a statement.
The unidentified soldier, one of three members of the Dutch commando corps, was shot and killed early Saturday in downtown Indianapolis after what local police believe was a disturbance outside the hotel where they were staying, officials said.
The ministry said the other two injured soldiers are conscious.
Shooting It happened around 3:30 a.m. in Indianapolis’ entertainment district. The Dutch Ministry of Defense said that 3 soldiers from the commando force were in Indiana for training.
Indianapolis police say an argument between the three victims and another person or persons led to the shooting. Not arrested.
The Indiana National Guard said the soldiers trained at the Muscatuck Urban Training Center, a 1,000-acre (405-hectare) campus about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Indianapolis. The center is used for training by the Defense Department “and other partners,” the Guard said in a statement.