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WORLD : Crowd Thought Murder Was an Act

<i> From Times wire services</i>

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.


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