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Boy among three dead in Belgium shooting

19.04.2014 From our online archive
A couple and a young boy were shot dead in an overnight attack near the eastern Belgian city of Liege, media reports said on Saturday.

(AFP) A couple and a young boy were shot dead in an overnight attack near the eastern Belgian city of Liège, media reports said on Saturday.

The woman was seriously wounded in the attack near the local sports ground in Visé, and died early Saturday of her injuries, the Belga news agency said.

The boy, whose age was given as nine or 10, was the woman's nephew and godson.

The Liège public prosecutors office was investigating the killings but had not established how many people were involved in the attack, it said.

The victims were shot several times with a pistol, it added.

Belga cited local mayor Marc Neven as saying that a "man sitting in a car opened fire on a man, a woman and a boy as they were returning home".

Other reports citing Neven said it appeared the killer or killers waited for the victims but there was no obvious motive for the attack.