Police find body at Liege attacker’s home
Reynders said Amrani, 33 years old, died in Tuesday’s attack in an apparent suicide, and he was found with a number of grenades still on him.
“What killed him was a shot in the middle of his forehead,” she said.
Two male teenage students, 15 and 17 years old, also died in the attack, while an 18-month-old toddler died Tuesday evening in hospital, Liege police said. Several people remain in intensive care.
A 75-year-old woman who had initially been counted among the dead was taken off the list, even though she stands virtually no chance of recovering from her injuries, said Catherine Delcourt, a spokeswoman for the Liege governor.
Beyond the dead and injured, Reynders said some 40 people had to be treated for psychological trauma.
It remained unclear what motivated the attack. Reynders said that after searches of Amrani’s house terrorism could be excluded as the driving force.
Amrani, who had spent time in jail for offenses involving guns and drugs, had been called in for questioning by police in a sexual abuse case.
Officials said he left his Liege home with a backpack, armed with hand grenades, a revolver and an FAL assault rifle.