According to 20 Minutes, the author of the shooting in an islamic prayer centre in Zurich, is a Swiss citizen aged 24 with Ghanaian roots. The man has also been implicated in the death of a Swiss citizen who was found dead in a Zurich playground.
According to the police, neither the shooting or the homicide appear to have any terrorist, radical islamic, or extreme right links.
A search of the suspect’s home revealed objects related to occult phenomena. Nothing suggests the man had any connection with the place of prayer he attacked, however he appears to have known the man he murdered in the playground. The suspect, who worked as a salesperson, and owned a licensed firearm, was fired from his job on Friday.
DNA collected from the park murder victim was matched to DNA collected from the killer seven years earlier when he was caught by the police stealing a bike. This allowed him to be identified and linked to the murder, said the police.
Unfortunately, the police were unable to locate the man before he opened fire in the islamic centre.
The three victims of the shooting, two Somalians and one Swiss, are now out of danger.
The man’s motive remains unknown. The head of criminal operations at Zurich police said they could not rule out mental disorder as an explanation.