Danger in Brussels. Four people were injured, one seriously, on Wednesday night in a shooting on a major shopping avenue in Brussels, police in the Belgian capital said. The shooter or perpetrators were already at large when police responded to the scene after being called at around 19:30 p.m., police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere told AFP.
At this stage, there is no evidence to suggest that this is a terrorist act," she said. For one of the four injured, the prognosis is life-threatening, according to the same source. No identity has been given.
The shots were fired on Avenue de la Toison d'Or, a usually busy shopping street near a shopping mall that houses many major brands. The gallery was evacuated, according to Belgian media. A security perimeter was set up, and traffic was partially cut off on the main avenue.
Images from Belgian television showed a large deployment of police cars and ambulances in the early evening. Belgium is currently placed at level 3 (out of a possible four) of the terrorist threat, considered serious. On 16 October in Brussels, a radicalised Tunisian murdered two Swedish football fans with weapons of war on the evening of a Belgium-Sweden match. He was shot dead the next day by the police. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group.