Three People Die in Gun Attack in Belgian Capital Brussels

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Three people have been shot dead and a fourth person was seriously wounded at the Jewish Museum in the Belgian capital Brussels, Saturday.

The attacker arrived by car, got out, fired on people at the museum entrance, and returned to the vehicle which then sped away, Belgian media report.

Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, who was one of the first people to arrive at the scene, said he was shocked by the attack. "I heard bursts of gunfire, rushed here and saw the bodies on the ground," he said, as quoted by the BBC news.

The gunman arrived at the museum at around 13:50 GMT carrying a backpack and opened fire before fleeing in an Audi, local media report.

Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur said three men and a woman had been caught up in what he thought was probably a "terrorist act".

According to the Interior Minister Joelle Milquet, everything pointed to an anti-Semitic attack.

Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo expressed his condolences and support for the victims' families.

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