Gunman storms into mosque, wounds three before fleeing
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.