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Police: Swiss gunman shot in-laws

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.


Investigation underway after Switzerland shooting

The shooting took place in a residential area of the town. Credit: Reuters

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.

Report: Several dead after shooting in Switzerland

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.

Police have confirmed several people have been found dead in the town of Wuerenlingen Credit: Google Maps


Swiss voters firmly reject curbs on immigration

Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected proposals on that would impose strict curbs on immigration.

The proposals were a reaction to fears foreign workers are eroding Swiss Alpine culture. Credit: Reuters

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.

Three bodies found at station in Swiss Alpine town

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.

Wilderswil train station seen in its Alpine setting. Credit: Google Maps

Local media reported that the three were victims of a shooting.

The train station at Wilderswil seen marked on a map of Switzerland. Credit: Google Maps
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