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Fifth victim dies from Menznau plant shooting

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Fifth victim dies from Menznau plant shooting
Canteen of Menznau wood plant where shooting last month has now claimed five lives. Photo: Sebastien Bozon/AFP
12:48 CEST+02:00
One of six people wounded when a gunman opened fire at a factory in Central Switzerland last month has died from his injuries, bringing the death toll to five, including the shooter, police said on Friday.

The latest fatality was a 61-year-old man who had been treated in hospital since the February 27th shooting, Lucerne cantonal police said in a statement.

One of the other five people injured in the shooting remained in hospital, it said.
   
Police have yet to determine why the 42-year-old gunman — a Kosovo-born 
Swiss citizen — opened fire at the wood panel plant where he worked in Menznau, a community of some 2,600 people near Lucerne.
   
The shooter himself, the married father of three, died of gunshot wounds on 
the scene, but police have yet to determine whether he died during a scuffle in the canteen with desperate colleagues or whether he turned the gun on
himself.

Police said Friday they were looking into reports that the man had been suffering from mental problems.

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