Anja Bijnens of the Brussels public prosecutors' office says that the victim was shot in the chest.
It is understood that the man left a pub in the neighbourhood in the dead of night and was shot when he went to pick up his car.
The victim died on his way to hospital. Local and federal police officers have attended the scene as well as members of the Brussels public prosecutors' office. First indications suggest that the man died as a result of a carjacking.