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Angry Geneva senior shoots partygoing prison guard

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11:40 CET+01:00

A 78-year-old man is under arrest in Geneva for allegedly shooting a man in the stomach after a dispute with late-night revellers near his home in the Old Town.

Upset about the noise they were making outside his apartment at around 4.30am, the senior citizen yelled out from his window to tell them to quieten down, according to a cantonal police report.

The group, who had just left a nearby club called Le Petit Palace, ignored his request and one of them threw a stone at the window.

Following an angry exchange of words, the man responded by using a handgun to fire in the air and then at the partygoers, amid the cobbled streets of the historic quarter.

In the process, a 28-year-old man was wounded in the stomach, police said.

The man, identified as a prison guard, was taken to the emergency ward of the cantonal hospital.

His life is not believed to be in danger.

Police arriving on the scene established a security perimeter around the apartment building where the elderly man lived.

After police negotiated with the senior, he gave himself up without resistance.

An investigation into the case continues.

 
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