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Swiss police arrest man after he shot down and killed two

The gunman allegedly harassed a 34-year-old victim, his first victim, "on several occasions to have a relationship

By Web Desk
December 12, 2023
Swiss police stand guard outside a hotel in Geneva on January 14, 2015. — AFP File
Swiss police stand guard outside a hotel in Geneva on January 14, 2015. — AFP File

A suspected gunman who left two people dead and one injured in the southern town of Sion has been taken into custody by Swiss police on Monday.

It all started around 8 am when the 36-year-old suspected assailant opened fire on people in different parts of Sion. The first victim, a 34-year-old woman, had reportedly been harassed by the shooter, pushing authorities to open legal proceedings in that regard.

The second victim, a 41-year-old man, was the manager of a local company where the shooter had previously worked. Also, a 49-year-old secretary at the same company sustained injuries from the gunman.

Authorities launched a comprehensive manhunt, with heavily armed police securing the town and its access points. The search concluded at 3:43 pm when regional police successfully apprehended the suspect in the St-Leonard area.

The alarming incident has prompted the Wallis public prosecutor’s office to initiate a murder investigation into the matter.