Updated: Zurich gunman was 24-year-old Swiss with ‘links to occult’

Updated: Zurich gunman was 24-year-old Swiss with 'links to occult'
The gunman who shot three people in a Muslim prayer hall in Zurich on Monday afternoon was a 24-year-old Swiss, chief of police Christiane Lentjes Meili has said in a press conference.

The shooter was later found dead a few hundred metres from the Islamic Centre where the crime took place, and is believed to have killed himself.

Police had already been searching for him in connection with the discovery of a body on Sunday morning in a park in Zurich.

The victim in the park, also 24, died after being stabbed several times, said police.

He knew his attacker.

In the course of their investigations police established that the gunman was also responsible for the stabbing in the park.

No motive for the shooting or the stabbing has yet been discovered, however there is no indication of any connection to terrorism, said Lentjes Meili.

She added that the attacker may have had links to the occult.

“Corresponding symbols have been found at his home,” she said.

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  1. What do you expect from a so called civilised Swiss. Native Swiss must learn to respect and tolerate those who are different. Christian community should give Christmas presents to non-Christian communities. I just want to know how many native Swiss/Brits invite their Muslim neighbours in their home for dinner on Christmas day? Muslim community has two religious festivals per year. On those days, Muslims should give Eid gifts to non-Muslims and invite their non-Muslim neighbours for dinner. This process is called community cohesion. This process is called anti-racism.

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