Gunman Kills Three at Jewish Museum in Belgium

Policemen close the access of the scene of a shooting near the Jewish Museum in Brussels, on May 24, 2014. Three people were killed and one badly injured in a shoot-out Saturday near the Jewish Museum in Brussels city centre, Belga news agency said, quoting firefighters' emergency services.

This story was updated most recently at 3:01 p.m. ET on May 24.
A gunman killed three people Saturday, after opening fire at a Jewish museum in Belgium.
Joelle Milquet, Belgium's interior minister, confirmed the deaths and shooting at the Jewish Museum of Belgium. A spokesperson for a fire department in Brussels added that one person was wounded, the Associated Press reported.

The gunman arrived in a vehicle before exiting and firing at people near the museum's entrance, the BBC reported. The shooter then got back in the car, and fled the scene. The suspect remains at large.
Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo took to Twitter to comment on the shooting, writing in both Dutch and French: "Shocked by the events in Brussels. My sincere condolences and support to the families and relatives of the victims," according to a translation by Google Translate.
Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders also tweeted in French and Dutch that he was "shocked" by the killings, and expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.
CNN reported that Belgium's Interior Ministry had raised its terror alert level following the shooting.
One Brussels-based Twitter user tweeted out a photo of police cars surrounding the museum:
Belgian news agency RTBF reported that a man carrying a backpack opened fire, and then fled the scene, according to a Google translation.
There was no official word on the motive for the shootings, although AFP reported that Joel Rubinfeld, president of the Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism, called the shooting a "terrorist act."

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