The shooter in this case was an Islamic man.
On the 17th (KST), a man claiming to be the shooter said in a video posted on social media that he was inspired by the Islamic State, according to British media outlet BBC.
The video shows an Arabic-speaking man saying he carried out the attack in the name of God and that he killed three people.
At least two people have been shot dead in Brussels tonight ahead of a Euro 2024 qualifier between Belgium and Sweden.
The shootings took place in the Saint-Téléplein neighborhood in the north of the city. Both victims were wearing Swedish soccer shirts.
Social media videos show a man in a fluorescent-colored jacket getting off a scooter with what appears to be an assault rifle and entering a nearby glass-fronted building.
He then appears to shoot at least one person.
The gunman, who reportedly used an automatic rifle, fled the scene.
A spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office said an investigation has been launched but declined to speculate on the shooter’s motive.
“I was completely shocked and immediately started screaming,” one witness said.
The gunman has not yet been apprehended, and the Belgian capital, Brussels, is on the highest level of terror alert. 카지노사이트가이드
Police have cordoned off the scene.
The game between Belgium and Sweden was played at the King Baudouin Stadium, about three miles from where the shooting took place.
However, the match lasted only 45 minutes and the Euro 2024 qualifier was abandoned with the score tied 1-1.
The match did not continue after the break as the players decided they did not want to continue playing due to the shooting that occurred before kickoff.
UEFA announced on its official website on Sunday (ET): ‘Following a suspected terrorist attack in Brussels this evening, in consultation with the two teams and local police authorities, we have decided to cancel the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying match between Belgium and Sweden.
Further details will be announced in due course.
Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Klerk posted on social media site X: ‘My deepest condolences to the bereaved families of the cowardly assassination attempt in Brussels.
We are monitoring the situation and would like to ask the citizens of Brussels to remain vigilant.”
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on social media: “My thoughts are with the families of the two victims of this despicable attack in Brussels.
I extend my heartfelt support to the Belgian police in their swift arrest of the suspects. Together, we must stand united against terrorism.”