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    Man injured by gunshot and machete, Marchienne-au-Pont

    On Sunday evening at around 8.30p.m., a man was the victim of an attempted murder in Marchienne-au-Pont (Charleroi). He was shot twice, slashed with a machete and probably also run over by his attackers. The man was walking down a road adjacent to Avenue Pasteur in Marchienne-au-Pont when he became the victim of an attempted murder. He was shot at and hit twice. His attackers also slashed him with a bladed machete-type weapon and also probably ran over him with their car. The burnt out shell of the car was found shortly afterwards in Monceau-sur-Sambre (Charleroi).

    The victim was assisted by paramedics and in a critical condition when found. To date, no explanation for the attack has come to light. The local Charleroi police visited the scene and are currently investigating the incident.

    Oscar Schneider (Source: Belga)