Ex-Ajax footballer Jerge Hoefdraad shot in the head while trying to settle a fight at a party

Former Ajax footballer Jerge Hoefdraad has been shot in the head while trying to break up an argument at a party.

Dutch outlet De Telegraaf report that Hoefdraad is in critical condition on Monday from the serious injuries that he sustained at a gathering on Sunday.

They say that he was shot in the head at the event in Amsterdam-Zuidoost, with police believing that he had tried to calm a quarrel between two parties.

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Despite being rushed to hospital and having urgent treatment, his situation is critical.

Police initially reported that Hoefdraad had passed away but have since issued a retraction and an apology.