Report: Israeli couple among Brussels Jewish museum shooting victims


(JTA) — The three fatalities in the shooting attack at the Jewish Museum of Belgium were an Israeli couple and a female museum volunteer, a Belgian news site reported.

A fourth person, who was wounded in the Saturday afternoon attack at the Brussels museum, was a 23-year-old museum employee, according to the report from the Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper. That person was reported to be in a hospital in critical condition,

Police have no suspects in custody, the news site also reported. Belgian authorities have yet to release the names of the victims.

The shooter aimed for the victims’ throats and heads, witnesses told the daily.

Authorities are looking for the shooter, who was driven to the museum by a suspected accomplice in an Audi car. Police are analyzing security camera footage.

According to the paper, police no longer suspect a person whom they detained shortly after the attack. That person is currently regarded as a witness, the paper reported.

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