3 Muslims Shot While Praying In Zurich Islamic Center, Switzerland

  • Three worshipers were shot while praying at the Zurich Islamic Center mosque. Their attacker managed to escape.

By Hana Levi Julian

Three men were wounded Monday evening after a man stormed into the Zurich Islamic Center and opened fire on worshipers praying in the mosque.

The wounded were ages 30, 35, and 56, according to Zurich city police, who told Reuters that two of the three were seriously wounded.

The building is situated close to the main railway station in Switzerland’s financial capital.

The suspect, a man around 30 years old according to witnesses, managed to escape, wearing dark clothing and a dark wool cap.

The center is used as a mosque, often by Somalis, according to people at the scene.

Two-thirds of the Swiss population, some 8.3 million residents, identifies as Christian. But at least five percent of the population identifies itself as Muslim. http://www.jewishpress.com