Belgium hunts for gunman who killed 4 at Jewish museum

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Associated Press

Posted on May 25, 2014 at 1:08 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian officials have launched a manhunt for the person who opened fire inside the Brussels Jewish Museum yesterday.

A fourth victim has died in the attack, which led officials to step up anti-terror measures and increase the protection for Jewish sites.

No one has claimed responsibility.

Authorities say the man who shot an Israeli tourist couple, a French woman and a Belgian man probably acted alone. A person detained by police yesterday was soon released and is now considered a witness.

Video of the attack shows a man with cap walking into the museum, getting out a Kalashnikov shoulder rifle, shooting, then briskly walking away.

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APPHOTO GVW121: Belgium's Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, right, lays flowers at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, Sunday May 25, 2014. Police stepped up security at Jewish institutions, schools and synagogues after three people were killed and one seriously injured in a spree of gunfire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on Saturday. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) (25 May 2014)

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