Police officers have shot dead 45-year-old Tunisian gunman suspected to behind the shooting of two football fans in Brussels, Belgium.
The suspect was shot inside a cafe on the chest after he was identified by the police as confirmed by Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden. He was confirmed dead upon arrival at the hospital.
“The perpetrator of the terrorist attack in Brussels has been identified and died,” said Verlinden
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The shooting left two Swedish nationals dead and one more person injured, an incident that was confirmed by the shooter after posting a video online.
Immediately after the incident, it was at first linked with the ongoing Israel-Gaza fight causing panic among football fans who were in attendance during the Belgium-Sweden match.
“Belgium-Sweden game has been suspended as players are now refusing to emerge for the second half. This happens after two Swedish football fans were shot dead in Brussels ahead of tonight’s game.
The perpetrator remains on the loose. After first half the game was not called.” said Fabrizio Romano