The gunman who shot up a Swiss mosque Monday, wounding three Somali immigrants before turning the weapon on himself, was not connected to terrorism, Zurich officials said at a press conference Tuesday. “There were certain indications that the perpetrator may have had an interest in the occult,” said Christiane Lentjes Meili of the Zurich police. “There is no indication of a link to terrorism or to Islamic State.”
The suspect, a 24-year-old who authorities said held a Swiss passport but have not identified further, fled the Islamic center and was found later to have shot himself, hours after a manhunt was launched across the city. Swiss officials say they have seen no connections to Monday’s attacks in Ankara or Berlin. Read more at BLOOMBERG NEWS.