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The victims of a gunman who killed four people in Wuerenlingen, Switzerland, before turning the gun on himself last night were the shooter's in-laws, police confirmed today.
According to Reuters local police told the press that the gunman's father-in-law, mother-in-law and brother-in-law were among the dead, along with a neighbour of the family.
Swiss police have confirmed that five people, including the gunman, were killed in a shooting in the town of Wuerenlingen last night.
Police officials also told reporters the gunman behind the attack was related to some of his victims.
An investigation is underway in Switzerland after several people were shot dead in town of Wuerenlingen, north-west of Zurich, on Saturday night.
The suspected killer was among the dead, a police spokesman told local radio.
According to a police statement, all those killed were adults but no further details were given. A news conference is due to be held later today.
Several people have reportedly died during a shooting in Switzerland's Aargau district.
According to Reuters, local police confirmed they had found several bodies in and around a residential building in the town of Wuerenlingen, north-west of Zurich, on Saturday night.
Voters in Switzerland have decisively rejected a proposal to cut net immigration to no more than 0.2% of the population.
Supporters of the measure had argued that it would reduce pressure on the country's resources. But opponents said it would be bad for the economy.
Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected proposals on that would impose strict curbs on immigration.
The measures reflected a growing sense that Switzerland is under siege by foreign workers eroding its Alpine culture.
The proposal, backed by the right-wing Swiss People's Party, that aimed to cut annual immigration by three-quarters from current levels in order to reduce the strain on Switzerland's pristine natural environment was rejected by 74% of voters.
The people have been found dead in an Alpine town in Switzerland, police said.
The Associated Press quoted a police spokeswoman as saying that officers found three bodies near a railway station in Wilderswil, central Switzerland, this morning.
Local media reported that the three were victims of a shooting.
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