Three suspects in jail for attempted double murder in Brussels

Three suspects in jail for attempted double murder in Brussels
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The Brussels judicial authorities have arrested three suspects for a double murder attempt that took place during the night of 1 to 2 February, according to the Brussels public prosecutor.

The three have been placed under arrest by the investigating judge for attempted murder and possession of unlicensed weapons, Belga News Agency reports.

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The shooting took place during the night between Tuesday 1 February and Wednesday 2 February, on the playground of the building complex of five residential blocks located between Rue du Rem des Moines (Papenvest) and Rue du Grand-Serment (Grootsermentstraat).

Suspects fled the scene on a scooter

Two young men were struck by several bullets between 00:15 and 00:30 and were seriously injured.

Both were taken to hospital in mortal danger, but after a few hours their condition stabilised.

Shortly after the shooting, two persons were seen fleeing the scene using a scooter.

The Brussels public prosecutor's office distributed an investigation report about the events the day after the shooting and on 11 March, investigators were able to arrest three suspects.

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