Child (11) died when a house was shot in Merksem: “Afflicted family is known in the drug environment” | Merksem

The perpetrators were aiming for a garage door in Nieuwdreef, but there turned out to be a living space behind that door. The child would not have been directly hit by bullets, but would have died as an indirect result of the bullet impacts. Two other people in the living room were also injured. Their injuries, however, would be minor. The street was closed after the incident and the forensic lab and a ballistics expert are on site to make the necessary determinations.

A judicial investigation must determine whether the facts fit within the drug environment, just like so many similar attacks on homes in Antwerp. According to Bart De Wever, that is the case. “Affected family is a family that is known in the drug environment,” says the Antwerp mayor in Terzake