Ali Kaynak was shot and killed on Burgemeester De Vlugtlaan in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on Monday night, the police confirmed to Het Parool. The 48-year-old Dutch-Turkish man was the owner of fast food chain Halaal Fried Chicken. He was gunned down in front of his own restaurant. Sources told the newspaper that an argument about Turkish politics may be behind the shooting.
Kaynak was hit by several bullets. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition. He died of his injuries on Tuesday morning. Bystanders saw three men run away from the scene of the shooting. So far no arrests were made. The police are looking for witnesses.
The victim co-founded Halal Fried Chicken with two Dutch-Turkish companions, opening the first branch on Burgemeester De Vlugtlaan in 2014.