Israeli Couple Slain in Brussels Museum Attack

Third Victim Was Museum Worker — Fourth Critical

Shock and Dismay: Belgian officials gather outside the Jewish Museum in Brussels after a shooting attack killed three, including an Israeli couple.
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Shock and Dismay: Belgian officials gather outside the Jewish Museum in Brussels after a shooting attack killed three, including an Israeli couple.

By JTA

Published May 24, 2014.

An Israeli couple was killed in the mass shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, Israeli sources told Haaretz.

The third fatality was a female volunteer at the Jewish Museum of Belgium, according to an unconfirmed report Saturday night on the news site HLN.be, which is the online edition of the Het Laatste Nieuws daily. A fourth victim, whom HLN reported was a 23-year-old employee of the museum, is in hospital in critical condition.

Police has no suspects in custody, the news site also reported. Belgian authorities are yet to release the names of those who died in the museum and the fourth person, who is in hospital.

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

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

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

Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/05/24/news-opinion/world/report-israeli-couple-among-brussels-jewish-museum-shooting-victims#ixzz32gxZT4Vj



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