The incident happened in the Gerard Le Grelle Avenue in broad daylight, shortly after noon yesterday. The victim, a 34-year-old man, was reanimated at the scene, but died shortly afterwards.
The police say that the suspects drove off in a light coloured car and disappeared without trace. According to press reports, the car was found in Turnhout (Antwerp), but police could not confirm or deny this.
The judicial authorities told a press conference late yesterday that the incident can probably be linked to street justice retaliation in the criminal world.