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Liege shooting death toll rises to six

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Liege shooting death toll rises to six

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A fifth victim has died of the injuries she received in Tuesday’s Liege shootings in Belgium. In total 160 people have needed treatment for injuries or shock. In all six people died, including the killer.

The government, after consultation with the families, has decided to individually concentrate on their grief rather than hold a day of national mourning.

The shock continues to reverberate, with many people overwhelmed by their emotions when asked to comment on the tragedy.

Particular focus has fallen on the two teenage boys who were killed. Their schools have cancelled end- of-term exams.

“The exams have been cancelled but frankly I would have preferred them to go ahead, and Pierre to still be alive. It’s really unfortunate. Now the whole school is in shock, and everyone feels for the parents,” said one pupil.

There is also growing anger as to how the killer, who had a long criminal record including rape and arms offenses, had built up an arsenal at home.