Gun­man storms into mosque, wounds three be­fore flee­ing

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ZURICH | A gun­man dressed in black stormed into the prayer hall of a mosque fre­quented by So­mali im­mi­grants and opened fire, wound­ing three peo­ple be­fore flee­ing, a Zurich po­lice spokesman said Mon­day.

Po­lice, who rushed to the scene in a cen­tral neigh­bor­hood known for trendy cafes and the city’s red-light district, were also in­ves­ti­gat­ing a pos­si­ble con­nec­tion to the dis­cov­ery of a corpse at nearby Gess­ner bridge over the Sihl River.

Au­thor­i­ties weren’t con­sid­er­ing the at­tack as ter­ror­ism, he said. Po­lice also said it was too early to de­ter­mine whether there might be any link to an in­ci­dent in Ber­lin, also on Mon­day, where a truck rammed into a Christ­mas mar­ket, killing at least nine peo­ple.

Po­lice did not spec­ify the na­tion­al­i­ties of the wounded and said wit­nesses de­scribed the at­tacker as clad head to foot in black.

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