Execution with a riot gun and dealers waiting on a chair for customers: how drug violence in Sint-Gillis is getting out of hand | Brussels

One dead, three injured and the entire municipality of Sint-Gillis in unrest. That is the toll after four shootings in the heart of Brussels in as many days. Three men shot an illegal dealer in cold blood with a riot weapon on Wednesday morning and fled the scene. “What started as intimidation a few days ago is now more like an execution,” says Mayor Jean Spinette. Why is the situation escalating so much?

Sibren Dejaegher, Carmen Schelkens

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