February 23, 2018 / 2:51 PM / in 8 months

Two shot dead in Zurich, police see no terror link

ZURICH (Reuters) - Two people died in a shooting in Zurich’s city centre on Friday that police said did not appear to have any link to terrorism.

Police investigate a crime scene after two people, police said, were killed in Zurich, Switzerland, February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Moritz Hager

Police responding to reports of shots fired near the Swiss financial capital’s main railway station shortly after 14:30 (1330 GMT) found one person dead and another gravely wounded. The second person later died, police said in a statement.

Authorities gave no more details, but said the situation was under control and there was no danger to the public.

A Reuters reporter saw two small tents erected at the blocked-off crime scene, close to offices used by Swiss bank UBS.

Reporting by Angelika Gruber and Michael Shields; editing by John Stonestreet

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