A tourist from Belgium was found dead on Friday in Belgium’s second-largest city, killing himself and two other people, police said.
A local news website reported that the man was found by a local resident who was working in a nearby public toilet, where he was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the Aubervilliers prosecutor’s office said.
He died at the scene.
A body was found at the nearby hospital.
Police were investigating the circumstances of the death, the prosecutor’s statement said.
It was not clear if the man had a previous history of mental health problems.
The attack happened around 3:00pm local time (08:00 GMT) in a public toilet in the city’s centre, the statement said, adding that investigators were trying to determine whether the incident was linked to other attacks.
A security guard was also wounded.
The man’s name was not immediately released.
Police initially said the man died at a hospital.
A witness to the attack said he saw a body on the floor, with a gunshot wound.
“It was very hard to breathe.
The guy was dead,” said the witness, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak to the media.
“We didn’t know what was happening at the time.”
A Belgian national was among those injured in the attack, the foreign ministry said.
The death is the latest in a series of incidents in Belgium in recent months, including the killing of a Polish man in a bomb attack and a shooting of a Belgian woman in a cafe.
In March, two men were shot dead after a police officer opened fire on a car at a protest in the Belgian city of Leuven, killing a 32-year-old man and wounding two other men.
In April, Belgian police shot dead an 18-year old man who had allegedly attacked a security guard.
In June, a man was shot dead in the streets of the Belgian capital, Brussels, by a man with a rifle who had apparently shot at him.