Gunman kills three in Switzerland village

/GunmanBerne, Jan 3 : Three people were killed and two injured when a gunman opened fire in a village in Switzerland in a region known for its beautiful ski resorts, BBC reported Thursday.

The incident occurred late Wednesday in Daillon village in Valais canton, best known for the Matterhorn mountain and ski resorts, 100km from Geneva.

Police arrested a suspect who was shot and wounded after he threatened them. The gunman had reportedly been drinking heavily before the shooting.

"Three victims died at the scene," said Valais police. "Two other people were wounded and hospitalised."

Police did not name the arrested man, whom witnesses identified to local media as a 30-year-old Daillon resident.(IANS)