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Ex-Ajax star, Jerge Hoefdraad is in critical condition and not dead after being shot in the head at a party

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Update: Ex-Ajax star, Jerge Hoefdraad is in critical condition and not dead after being shot in the head at a party

Former Ajax footballer, Jerge Hoefdraad is critically injured in the hospital and not dead as police wrongly reported after he was shot in the head at a party in Amsterdam-Zuidoost.

 

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The 35-year old was trying to break up an argument at a party on Sunday, August 1, when he was shot, according to his former club.

 

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It was subsequently reported that Hoefdraad, 35, had lost his life, only for police to retract that statement and confirm he was in critical condition.

 

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The updated statement reads: “To our regret, the message was incorrectly reported this afternoon of the death of the 35-year-old victim of the shooting incident on Stekkenbergweg.

 

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“He is in a very critical condition in hospital. We deeply regret this and apologize to his family.”

 

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A suspect has already been identified thanks to several witness statements, although the individual has yet to be arrested.

 

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The police force has urged the suspect to come forward and hand themselves in to the authorities.

 

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The statement reads: “The detectives now have very strong indications about the identity of the man who is suspected of having fired the shots.

 

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“The police are therefore calling on him to come and report himself.”

 

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It continues: “The detective has started an extensive investigation and is urgently looking for footage and witnesses.

 

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“At the time of the shooting, just before 6 o’clock, a party was going on in the building on Stekkenbergweg.

 

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“For that reason, the police are urgently calling on witnesses who have not yet been spoken to come forward.”

 

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Hoefdraad started his career with Ajax before turning out for the likes of RKC Waalwijk, Telstar, Almere City and SC Cambuur.

 

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