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Daillon and French Alps deaths not linked: official

Investigators probing the murder of a British-Iraqi family in the French Alps have found no link with a Swiss gunman who killed three women last week, a French prosecutor said on Tuesday.

"In light of the facts and the killer's explanations, there does not seem to be any link between the two cases," Annecy prosecutor Eric Maillaud told AFP.

"Exchanges have taken place, but there is now no reason to go further," he said.

French investigators had asked police in Switzerland for permission to question the gunman, who went on a shooting spree last Wednesday in the Swiss
village of Daillon, in the canton of Valais.

Police in France have been struggling to solve the case of the shootings last year in the Haute-Savoie department, where Saad al-Hilli, his wife Iqbal
and her mother Suhaila al-Allaf were all found dead inside their estate car near Lake Annecy on September 5th, along with a French cyclist who investigators
believe was an innocent bystander.
 
The couple's two young daughters survived the attack, which took place in the village of Chevaline, about 150 kilometres from Daillon.

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Man dies after shooting wife in Zurich toy store

A domestic dispute in a Toys’R’Us store in the canton of Zurich turned deadly on Tuesday when a 28-year-old man used a handgun to shoot his 24-year-old wife before pulling the trigger on himself.

Man dies after shooting wife in Zurich toy store
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The incident occurred around 1pm in an underground parking area at the store in Dietlikon, a municipality northeast of the city of Zurich, cantonal police said.

The woman, a Swiss citizen, was taken to by ambulance hospital with serious gunshot wounds.

Her husband, an ethnic Albanian Serb, was transported separately by a Rega emergency rescue services helicopter to hospital where he died from his self-inflicted wounds, police said.

The couple’s three-year-old daughter, who witnessed the shootings, was not injured, police said.

She was taken into the custody of relatives.

The man was registered with cantonal police due to past cases of domestic violence, police said.

“I wanted to park and I saw him covered in blood and lying on the ground, trembling,” a witness told the Blick news site.

“I went to get help in the Toys’R’Us store,” the witness said.

“There a blond woman lay bleeding in the elevator on the floor.”

Police are investigating what led to the shootings.
 

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