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Multiple people were shot near an Islamic center in Switzerland


UPDATE: Monday, Dec. 19, 4:49 p.m.

Police in Zurich, Switzerland, are urging witnesses, who were near the Islamic center when a gunman burst into a prayer hall and started shooting, to come forward with any information. 

Around a dozen people were inside the hall at the time. Most of the worshippers were from Somalia and Eritrea, Al Jazeera reports

"Three men, aged 30, 35 and 56, were injured, some seriously. The suspect then escaped from the mosque in the direction of Central Station," Zurich police said in a statement to Al Jazeera. 

Police still haven't provided details about the suspected motive for the shooting.

An AFP photographer reported that a body was found a few hundred yards from the scene, but it's unclear whether it was connected to the shooting. 

Original report: 

At least three people were shot and injured Monday when a man burst into an Islamic center in Zurich, Switzerland, police tell CNN

Swiss media reports a manhunt is underway in the country's financial capital. Police have sealed off the area, which is near several other businesses. 

There is no word on the extent of the victims' injuries. 

It wasn't immediately clear if the Islamic center was the target of the attack, according to Reuters

Police are calling this an "ongoing situation." 

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