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.

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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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