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Fifth victim dies from Menznau plant shooting

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.

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

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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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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