Zurich Mosque Gunman Suspected of Earlier Murder

Zurich Mosque Gunman Suspected of Earlier MurderZurich Mosque Gunman Suspected of Earlier Murder

A gunman who shot three worshippers in a Zurich mosque on Monday evening was a 24-year-old Swiss man with Ghanaian roots and no apparent links to terrorist groups, police said on Tuesday. The suspect, whom they did not identify by name, is thought to have killed another man in Zurich on Sunday.

He seems to have taken his own life shortly after the mosque shooting, whose motivation remains a mystery, police officials said, France24 reported.

“He is Swiss and we don’t know anything about the motives,” Christiane Lentjes Meili, the head of criminal investigations for the Zurich cantonal police, told a news conference.

The gunman from the nearby town of Uster had stormed into the Islamic center near the main train station in Switzerland’s financial capital and opened fire on people praying, wounding three men, whose condition was said to be improving on Tuesday.

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