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Gunman kills three in Swiss village shooting

By Tony Paterson in Geneva

The normally tranquil Swiss village of Daillon was in shock yesterday after an unemployed man with a history of drug abuse went on the rampage with a shotgun and army rifle, killing three women and seriously wounding two men.

Police said the 33-year-old gunman, a former mental health patient identified only as 'FB', started firing from the window of his apartment. He then went on to the street where he gunned down his victims.

Marksmen eventually immobilised him. "If the police hadn't intervened, he would have gone on killing people," said prosecutor Catherine Seppey.

The three women victims -- aged 32, 54, and 79 -- died from wounds to the head and chest.

The two men, aged 33 and 63, and the gunman were in hospital yesterday receiving treatment for their injuries.

(© Independent News Service)

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