Jewish museum shooting leaves 3 dead, 1 injured

The Jewish museum shooting that occured Saturday, May 24, in Brussels, Belgium left three people dead and another seriously injured.

Jewish museum in Belgium
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Citing Belgian Interior Minister Joelle Milquet, CNN reports that the gunman arrived and left the scene quickly after open firing inside the museum.

At a press conference, she said law enforcers have stepped up security, adding that the level of threat in areas where members of the Jewish community gather is high.

The crime was heavily condemned by Jews and netizens from around the globe on social media over the weekend with some pointing a finger on one religion, which they call "barbaric."

Meanwhile, city mayor Yvan Mayeur reportedly said the fatalities were two men and a woman, while the injured victim was a man.

The suspect has not been identified pending investigation, but a witness reportedly saw the plate number of the getaway vehicle used.

The shooter was seen carrying bags which prompted police to look for possible explosive devices inside the building. The search has returned negative results so far.

No motive has been established as of this posting although probers are reportedly trying to figure out whether or not the Jewish museum shooting was an anti-Semitic attack.