Gunman in Zurich mosque shooting is dead – police

Zurich, December 20
A man who shot three people at a Zurich mosque yesterday is dead, police said today, confirming that a body found near the scene was that of the assailant. Zurich cantonal police said authorities had identified the suspect, but gave no details. A news conference was scheduled for 1830 IST. The gunman had stormed into the Islamic centre and opened fire on worshippers. “The dead man found around 300 metres (yards) from the scene of the crime after the shooting in the mosque is the suspect,” a statement on a police website said. Two of the three victims — aged 30, 35 and 56 — were seriously injured in the attack, which took place shortly after 5:30 p.m. (1300 IST) near the main train station in Switzerland’s financial capital.

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