Three injured in Sint-Joost shooting; one victim fighting for his life Author: Michaël Torfs

Sat 27/05/2017 - 16:40 Michaël Torfs A shooting incident in the Brussels municipality of Sint-Joost left three people injured. One of them is still fighting for his life, after being hit three times; the two others sustained minor injuries. The exact details are still unclear, but according to the first reports, the shooting can be linked to a feud between Russian and Chechen families.

The shooting took place in the Hoevestraat in the early afternoon, the Brussels judicial authorities stated. A row between Chechen and Russian community members apparently ran out of hand.

No suspects have been apprehended yet. The Hoevestraat was sealed off for a certain time. Police are looking at CCTV footage, and a helicopter was being deployed to boost the search. Sint-Joost Mayor Emir Kir said eye witnesses made videos of the incident; this footage was handed over to investigators.