Switzerland shooting: Police manhunt surrounds city as gunman 'shoots three people'

Emergency services including five ambulances and two helicopters are at the scene in Grandson. @FabienLapierre tweeted:  A gray Audi registered in the canton of Zürich was seen leaving the premises with a bleeding man on board, according to a street hairdresser.” Witnesses reported seeing a man with blood on his face walking along a street following the

Witnesses spoke of gunfire in downtown Grandson.

For the time being, the spokesman for the Vaud cantonal police Arnold Poot confirms the installation of an important device following an incident in an apartment in Rue Basse.

The intervention is finished and the police say that there is no longer any danger to the population.

However, residents also indicated the presence on the spot of several ambulances and two helicopters, including one from the gendarmerie.

Switzerland has a rate of 0.17 mass shooting fatalities per 100,000 people for the period of time between 2000 and 2014.

Between 2000 and 2014, Switzerland had one mass shooting, which was the Zug massacre, resulting in 14 casualties.

The Zug massacre took place on 27 September 2001 in the city of Zug in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland.

The incident happened in the canton's parliament.

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Friedrich Leibacher shot dead 14 people before killing himself.

In the years before the massacre, Mr Leibacher drew attention to himself by an intense use of lawsuits.

These were dismissed, so he assumed he was being persecuted by the state, thus he felt he had to resort to the crime.

Mr Leibacher was armed with a civilian version of a Stgw 90, Swiss Army assault rifle, a SIG Sauer pistol, a pump-action shotgun, and a revolver, and he wore a homemade police vest when he set off on his murder spree.

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