Shooting in Laeken leaves one man with life threatening injuries

A man is in hospital with what have been described as “life threatening injuries” following a shooting incident in the Brussels municipality of Laeken on Saturday night.

The incident happened at around 11.30 pm, according to witnesses, who told police that the driver of a car was shot at several times. The man managed to leave his car after the shooting before collapsing on a near by pavement.  The man was then taken to hospital by emergency services in a critical condition.

Police have no clues as to the the motive or the identity of the shooter or shooters who left the scene following the incident. Investigators are using witness statements combined with CCTV in the local area to try and establish a lead.

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