Belgium: immigrants shot in Antwerp

An 18 year old boy, Hans Van Themsche, went on a shooting spree in Antwerp yesterday, aiming to kill immigrants. He shot at one Turkish woman, next to a language learning center, then went on to kill a black woman from Mali and the toddler she was looking after. He was shot by police after he refused to put down his weapon.

Van Themsche is said to have extreme right wing leaning. He supposedly said he'll commit suicide after running into problems at his school and that he'll "take 10 immigrants with him".

The immigrant organizations in Antwerp organized today a silent march against senseless violence. About 300 people took part. A silent vigil was organized after the Friday prayers as well.

Source: Standaard 1, 2 (Dutch)

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