Four people are dead after a gun rampage at a factory in Switzerland. Seven more were wounded in the attack, which occurred just after nine o clock in the morning. It is believed the assailant – a 42-year-old worker at the factory – was among the dead. Three people died at the scene and a fourth person succumbed later in hospital to injuries.
Police have cordoned off an area of the wood processing plant.
It happened in Menznau west of the city of Lucerne and has reignited a debate in Switzerland on the country’s firearms laws.
Gun ownership in Switzerland is high. As part of military service, men are required to keep their weapons at home.
Although there is no national gun register, some estimates reckon one in three of the Swiss population owns a weapon. Target shooting and hunting are popular Swiss pastimes.
Just last month a gunman killed three women and injured two men in the Swiss village of Daillon