Man injured in Molenbeek shooting on Sunday

Man injured in Molenbeek shooting on Sunday
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The Brussels Public Prosecutor's Office has confirmed that a man was shot in the Brussels municipality of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean on Sunday evening.

Following reports from local media outlets, a spokesperson for the office confirmed that "at around 22.40, a 21-year-old man was wounded following a shot in the shoulder," near Rue Jean-Baptiste Decock.

The victim subsequently received first aid at the scene and was taken into hospital, with his life not believed to be in danger.

As an investigation into the incident has been opened and is currently underway, the Public Prosecutor's Office has not given any further comment on the matter.

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While the Federal Government's attention has been turned towards Antwerp, which seems to be going through its own crime wave, federal authorities appear to have forgotten about Molenbeek.

This is in spite of the Federal Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden promising the mayor of municipality to find solutions to deal with the shootings that had beset one of Brussels' poorest municipalities.


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