Indianapolis police quiet on fatal shooting of Dutch soldier

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say two Dutch soldiers wounded in a weekend shooting that killed another member of their commando unit could soon return to the Netherlands. Authorities said Monday that 26-year-old Simmie Poetsema died “surrounded by family and colleagues” after the shooting early Saturday outside a downtown Indianapolis hotel. Police described the surviving soldiers as having “non-life-threatening” wounds and that they were helping coordinate relatives coming to Indianapolis and returning the victims to the Netherlands. Police believe the shooting followed a disturbance outside the hotel, but released no additional information Monday about the investigation. No arrests have been announced. The soldiers were in the U.S. for training exercises at a southern Indiana military base.