It was around 7PM that the shooting occurred.
An Schoonjans of the public prosecutor’s office: “It’s standard procedure: two investigations are underway: one into what led to the police intervention and a second into the shooting itself”.
Police received several calls ahead of the incident.
There is speculation that a man had taken a woman hostage.
Police are still to identify the victim.
The scene of the shooting has been cordoned off and a weapons expert is examining it.
The police watchdog Committee P will investigate police action.
It still has to be established whether the police officer was in his right and was defending himself or others.