15 Dec 2011

Another body found at gunman's home

6:37 am on 15 December 2011

Police in Belgium have found the body of a woman at the home of a gunman who opened fire on Christmas shoppers on Tuesday in the city of Liege.

A search of the home of Nordine Amrani, 32, found the body of a woman, 45, who prosecutors believe was killed before he went on a killing spree with guns and grenades.

Four people were killed and another 125 wounded.

The BBC reports a small crowd gathered at the Place Saint-Lambert in Liege for a minute's silence at midday on Wednesday, 24 hours after the shooting. Some people laid flowers.

Prosecutor Daniele Reynders said the woman's body was found in a shed which Amrani used to grow cannabis and store weapons.

It is believed she worked as a cleaner for a neighbour.

Also found in the shed were two weapons and a stockpile of ammunition.

Officials have ruled out organised political terrorism but have yet to determine why Amrani opened fire.

Amrani previously spent three years in jail for firearms and drugs offences. He was released on parole in October 2010.