WORLD : Crowd Thought Murder Was an Act
A crowd at an outdoor cafe in the Dutch town of Nijmegen applauded as they watched a man shoot his companion to death this weekend, believing they were watching well-acted street theater.
Police said the two men were walking past the cafe when one knocked the other to the ground, pulled out a pistol and shot him five times.
“Some people sitting at the cafe didn’t realize what was happening. They thought it was all an act,” a police spokesman said. He said both men had criminal records.