Gunman kills five people in Switzerland

Police confirm five people killed including suspected gunman in northern town of Switzerland

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Police in Switzerland have said five people including the suspected gunmen, were killed in a shooting on late Saturday in Wuerenlingen, a municipality located in the Baden district of Aargau.

Police said officers who responded to a call of residents on reports of shots, found five bodies lying in and around a residential building, shortly after 11:00 p.m.

Police chief Michael Leupold at a news conference said the shooting appears to be a “relationship crime,” or a domestic dispute.

The suspected gunmen allegedly first killed three people in a house, a 58-year-old man, 57-year-old woman and a 32-year-old-man. The gunmen is then believed to have killed his 46-year-old neighbor outside the house before shooting himself.

The three victims killed inside of the house were the suspects parents-in-law and brother-in-law.

Wuerenlingen is a community of around 4,500 people in the north-west of Zurich near the German border.

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