A man opened fire at a town in Switzerland, killing two people and injuring another.
Armed police swooped on two different locations in Sion, the capital of the Valais canton, where the perpetrator began shooting indiscriminately.
Sébastien Robin, 36, has been named as the suspect in the deadly attack at about 8am this morning.
He is believed to be still on the run as more officers are being deployed to hunt him down.
As part of the ongoing research, the Public Prosecutor’s Office released his image and called for witnesses to come forward.
Police described him as ‘dangerous’ and urged people not to approach or confront him.
Le Nouvelliste reported that the attacks took place in the Sarosa painting firm, in the Ronquoz area, as well as in the Potences area.
Meanwhile, Robin appears to have known his victims, police said, but they did not give further details or specify why he opened fire.
A statement from the force said: ‘On Monday morning, shortly before 8 am, a yet-to-be-identified man in Sion shot several people for unknown reasons.
‘Two people died and another was injured.
‘After receiving the report, the Valais cantonal police immediately set up a force to arrest the perpetrator.
‘According to initial findings, the perpetrator knew his victims.
‘The public prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into murder as a subsidiary of intentional homicide.’
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