Brussels shooting: Suspect at large after two people were killed in the Belgian capital


Belgian police said that two people were shot dead in the Belgian capital, Brussels, on Monday evening.

The gunman fled the scene and remains at large. Prosecutors say they are treating the shooting as an act of terrorism.

Reports stated that the victims were Swedish. Sweden is playing Belgium in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers, but it is not known whether the victims were there during the match.

A video posted on social media of an Arabic-speaking man claimed he carried out the attack in the name of God.

The man added in the clip that he killed three people. The Federal Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that it had seen the video but could not confirm the identity of the gunman.

She told the BBC that police were checking the video and other footage of the attack.

Federal prosecutors in Belgium told Agence France-Presse that a terrorism investigation had been opened following the shooting on Boulevard d’Epres.

A social media video published by newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws on Monday, but not verified by BBC News, showed a man wearing a fluorescent jacket getting off a motorcycle armed with what appeared to be an assault rifle before entering a nearby shop with a storefront, he said. Glass. building.

It appears that he then shot and killed at least one person.

Police and emergency services cordoned off nearby roads after the shooting, which occurred at around 19:00 local time (17:00 GMT; 18:00 GMT).

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