The man who was shot on Wednesday evening in Amsterdam-Zuidoost is former professional footballer Kelvin Maynard (32). He played among others with FC Volendam, with which he played in the Eredivisie in the 2008/2009 season.

The police confirm this on Thursday morning.

Maynard was attacked by two people on a scooter when he was driving his car. He ended up with the vehicle in the front of a fire station.

Despite resuscitation of firefighters and other emergency services, the football player died of his injuries. The perpetrators have escaped.

Maynard was also previously under contract with FC Emmen and abroad with, among others, Royal Antwerp FC and Burton Albion. In recent years he has been active at amateur level with the Alphense boys.