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    Belgian police officers patrol the area around the headquarters of different European institutions in Brussels, Belgium May 24, 2017.

    Two People Injured Following Shooting in Central Brussels - Police

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    The incident occurred near a bar on Croix de Fer Street, which is a few minutes’ walk from the Royal Palace, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Chamber of Representatives.

    "This morning the police went on a call to the street Croix de Fer in connection with the shots. Two people were injured, one in the leg, the other was wounded with splinters; they were hospitalized. The attackers, who could have been five or six, fled in a car. An investigation is underway and the suspects are being searched for," Ilse Van de Keere, a spokeswoman for the police department of the Brussels' municipality of Ixelles, told Sputnik.

    According to the police representative, it is premature to speak about the motives of the attack; the prosecutor's office is dealing with the case.

    READ MORE: Shooting in Brussels Injures at Least One Person

    The traditional Car Free Sunday is currently being held in Brussels, which means that from 9:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. local time (from 07:30 until 17:00 GMT) car traffic is banned in the city, except for emergency services.

    In July, a shooting took place in the vicinity of the Brussels-South railway station.

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