Three people were killed in a shooting near the Jewish Museum in Brussels, which the Belgian authorities believe may be “an anti-Semitic terrorist act.
Police have closed off the area around the museum, near the center of Brussels, and numerous ambulances were at the scene.
A Brussels fire department spokesman said at least one person was wounded. No details were immediately available. A Belgian broadcasting company said that a person with a backpack opened fire then fled.
The country\’s deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister tweeted
his condolences to the family of the victims.
"Shocked by the killings at the Jewish Museum, I think of the victims I saw on site and their families," he said.
The gunman arrived at the museum at around 15:50 (13:50 GMT) carrying a backpack and opened fire before fleeing in an Audi, local media report.
They say one eyewitness may have made a note of the number plate and given it to police.
Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo expressed his condolences and support for the victims\’ families.
Belgium has a Jewish population of some 42,000, about half of whom live in the capital.