One dead in Swiss mosque shooting

Geneva - One person was killed on Friday in a shooting in the prayer hall of a Swiss mosque, police said.

The suspected killer was arrested at the scene in the northeastern city of Sankt Gallen, local police told AFP, without giving further details about the individual.

Officers were alerted at around 14:00 (12:00 GMT) that shots had been fired in the mosque.

At the scene, they detained one man who was in possession of a handgun and found another lying dead in the prayer hall.

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John Greystoke 2014/08/22 09:56:01 PM
One wonders, without wanting to wonder in the wrong direction, what happened here? Perhaps a religious murder? By some fanatic group?
Just Me 2014/08/22 10:28:14 PM
At least he was at the right place, at the right time, for police to catch the killer. How lucky could a cop be with a suspect still standing with the gub in his hand. Case closed.
André Bastian 2014/08/22 10:59:35 PM
And so it starts. ..
André Bastian 2014/08/22 11:02:20 PM
And so it starts. ..
Bento Maepa 2014/08/23 05:53:57 AM
It is obvious what happened - a fanatic Israelite whose fanatism got the better of him paid the mosque a visit.
Mohammed Salajee 2014/08/23 07:20:43 AM
Not to b surprised hatred for muslim's is growing thru the atrocities around the world.Every supporter of israhell they hearts r as rocks Zionist mentality.
Zeenat Allie 2014/08/23 08:43:58 AM
Let the Swiss law take its course. Killing in a place of prayer shows that tolerance, respect and humanity will soon be a thing of the past. Whether this happened in a mosque, church or synagogue is revolting.
Trevor Whitehead 2014/08/23 09:23:30 AM
Ja typical effen Muslim behaviour ..go murder in thier own place of worship
Trevor Whitehead 2014/08/23 09:25:51 AM
Put me on the brain storming panel please..
Mally Gee 2014/08/23 02:41:18 PM
The common denominator appears to be a certain fanatical faith!