| 5 March 2024, Tuesday |

Swiss police detain suspect after shooting kills two

Monday morning in the Swiss alpine town of Sion, a shooter shot and killed two people and injured a third, according to police. Subsequently, a suspect was taken into custody.

According to authorities in the southwest Valais canton, many shots were fired in two different areas of the town.

The victims were a 34-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man who lived in the area, police added.

After the shooting, officers cordoned off the scene and set up a checkpoint, stopping and searching cars on the main road out of the canton.

Switzerland has a high rate of gun ownership. The Swiss-based Small Arms Survey research group estimates that in a country of around 9 million people, civilians own about 2.3 million firearms.

  • Reuters