Official: 2 Israelis killed at Brussels museum

By the Associated Press | May 25, 2014 | 2:04 AM EDT

Some flowers were put close to the site of a shooting at the Jewish museum in Brussels, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Three people were killed and one seriously injured in a spree of gunfire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on Saturday, officials said. The attack, which came on the eve of national and European Parliament elections, led officials to raise anti-terror measures.(AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli official says two Israelis were killed in the shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

Paul Hirschson, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Sunday that the victims were a couple in their 50s from the Tel Aviv area. He says the victims' families have been notified of their deaths and that Israel is arranging to fly their bodies home.

Belgian officials say three people were shot dead and a fourth seriously wounded in the attack Saturday. Police have detained one suspect and are looking for a second.

Hirschson says the attack appears to have been directed at Israelis or Jews, but Israel is awaiting conclusions from the Brussels authorities. He says: "An Israeli couple visiting the Jewish Museum leaves too much to the imagination."