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Swiss gunman kills 5, shooting was family matter, say police

Several people were killed in a shooting late on Saturday in a town in the Swiss canton of Aargau, local police said on Sunday.

world Updated: May 10, 2015 18:05 IST
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Five people were killed in a shooting late on Saturday in Switzerland including the gunman, who knew his victims and was related to some of them, police told a news conference on Sunday.

Officers responding to reports of shots found several bodies in and around a residential building in Wuerenlingen, a community of some 4,500 people north-west of Zurich, police said in a statement.

All those killed were adults and an investigation was under way, the statement said.

A neighbour, who was also not identified, told Swiss newspaper Blick she heard four shots in succession fired very quickly, then two further shots after a pause. She had heard no screams, the tabloid reported.

The residential area in which the shooting took place is made up of family houses, newspaper NZZ reported.