Three dead in shootout at Brussels Jewish Museum

The Brussels Jewish Museum in the Belgian capital’s Sablon district (right).

Three people were killed and one person was in critical condition following a shootout near the Brussels Jewish Museum on Saturday. It is yet unclear where exactly the event took place but according to Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, the shootout occurred inside the museum.

“A person wearing a backpack was seen opening fire before fleeing,” RTBF reported [in French].

Twelve people were being treated for shock, according to local sources.

Police and emergency services were at the site, which was blocked off in the Belgian capital.

The country’s foreign minister, Didier Reynders, tweeted Saturday that he was “shocked by the murders committed at the Jewish museum.”