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Police: Gunman Dead After Swiss Mosque Attack

Suspect shot 3 in Islamic center's prayer room
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2016 12:12 AM CST
Police: Gunman Dead After Swiss Mosque Attack
Policemen secure the area as the forensic team works in front of the Islamic center, in Zurich, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.   (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

(Newser) – A suspect believed to have opened fire inside a mosque in Switzerland's largest city is dead, police say. Zurich police say a man found dead near the scene of the Monday evening attack is the suspect who stormed an Islamic center and shot three people, injuring two of them seriously, before fleeing the building, reports Reuters. The AP reports that police say that the suspect, who was dressed all in black, opened fire in the prayer room of the mosque, which is popular with Somali immigrants. Police say it is too early to describe the attack as terrorism, or to say whether there was any link to Monday's deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. (Read more Zurich stories.)

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