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Man shot in broad daylight on Brussels street

A man was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after he was shot on the street in the Brussels suburb of Evere early on Monday evening. The man was walking along the Permekelaan, a normally quiet street near to the municipal park when he was shot. The incident happened at around 5:30pm. 

The man was rushed to hospital. His condition is reported to be life-threatening.

Speaking on Tuesday morning the Brussels Judicial Authorities’ spokeswoman Katrien Meulemans told journalists that “I can confirm that yesterday a man was injured on the public highway by a shot fired from a firearm. He was taken into hospital a life-threatening condition. The Judicial Authorities have appointed an Examining Magistrate and the investigation is ongoing. A ballistics expert and a pathologist have been appointed and the Federal Police forensics team has attended the scene. The Judicial Authorities are not at liberty to give any further information at this time”.  

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