3 people wounded in shooting at Islamic center in Zurich

A police officer attached to a special unit secures the area in front of an Islamic center in Zurich after a shooting that wounded three on Monday. The shooter is still on the loose, officials said. Photo by Ennio Leanza/European Pressphoto Agency

ZURICH, Switzerland, Dec. 19 (UPI) — Three people were wounded Monday in a shooting at a Muslim prayer center in Zurich, Swiss authorities said.

The shooting occurred Monday afternoon at the Islamic center on Eisgasse street. Three people were reported injured.

Authorities said the shooter wasn’t immediately captured and it wasn’t clear whether the Islamic center was the intended target.

“I can only confirm that there was a shooting,” a spokeswoman for Zurich police said.


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