Shooting spree in Switzerland leaves several dead

Officers responding to reports of shots found several bodies in and around a residential building in Wuerenlingen

By REUTERS
May 10, 2015 10:37
Shooting in Switzerland

A police ribbon is seen in front of a house in Wuerenlingen, Switzerland May 10, 2015.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Several people were killed in a shooting late on Saturday in a town in the Swiss canton of Aargau, local police said on Sunday.

Officers responding to reports of shots found several bodies in and around a residential building in Wuerenlingen, a community of roughly 4,500 people north-west of Zurich, police said in a statement.

All those killed were adults and an investigation is under way.

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Police told a news conference that five people were killed the shooting including the gunman, who knew his victims and was related to some of them

A neighbor, who was also not identified, told Swiss newspaper Blick she heard four shots in succession fired very quickly, then two further shots after a pause. She had heard no screams, the tabloid reported.

The residential area in which the shooting took place is made up of family houses, newspaper NZZ reported.

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