A gunman armed with an old-model military rifle has shot and killed three women and injured two men in a Swiss village, and was then arrested by officers who shot and injured him.
Police in the southern state of Valais said they were alerted to the shooting in the village of Daillon just before 9pm local time on Wednesday night.
Officers arrived at the scene of the shooting 15 minutes later to find a man with a military rifle, which can be bought in military surplus markets, according to interim police chief Robert Steiner.
"The shooter pointed his weapon at our colleagues, so they had to open fire to neutralise him, to avoid being injured themselves," police spokesman Jean-Marie Bornet told Swiss radio. He said the gunman lived in Daillon, but the motive for the shooting was not clear.
Prosecutor Catherine Seppey said the gunman - who was not identified - knew several of the victims, but "he was not known for making threats".