Gunman kills 3, injures 2 in Swiss village

Jan 03, 2013, 14:24 IST | Agencies

A reportedly drunk gunman shot dead 3 persons and injured 2 others in a village in Switzerland.

Three people were killed and two injured when a gunman opened fire in a village in Switzerland, a report said.

The incident occurred late Wednesday in Daillon village in Valais canton, best known for the Matterhorn mountain and ski resorts, 100km from Geneva.

Gunman kills 3, injures 2 in Swiss village
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Police arrested a suspect who was shot and wounded after he threatened them. The gunman had reportedly been drinking heavily before the shooting.

"Three victims died at the scene," said Valais police. "Two other people were wounded and hospitalised."

Police did not name the arrested man, whom witnesses identified to local media as a 30-year-old Daillon resident. 

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