Three people injured after shooting at Zurich Islamic centre

Swiss police outside the Zurich Islamic centre [Source: Blick newspaper]

Three people have been injured following a shooting at an Islamic Centre in Switzerland yesterday.

Authorities have launched a manhunt as the gunman is reportedly on the run.

Swiss media reported that the shooting took place at local time 5.30pm.

A police spokesman said: “Three people were injured. Nothing is known about the severity of the injuries.”

Police closed the roads near to a Zurich train station.

Roughly 20 police officers were present at the scene of the crime.

This Islamic Centre in Zurich is principally used by Somalians, according to the Blick newspaper.

Swiss reports have said that all of the three wounded are adults who were in Eisgasse, a small street where an Islamic centre is located.

Attacks by armed gunman are a rarity in Switzerland.

In Switzerland, the Muslim population has risen to 5 percent with the arrival of immigrants from former Yugoslavia.

In 2009, a nationwide vote backed a constitutional ban on new minarets.

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