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Switzerland Shooting: Several Dead At Kronospan Wood Processing Plant West Of Lucerne

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Three people were killed and seven were wounded during a shooting at a wood processing plant in Switzerland on Wednesday, police say.

The incident occurred on Kronospan company premises in the small town of Menznau, just west of Lucerne, at around 9am local time.

One witness told Luzerner Zeitung newspaper the shooter, who is believed to be among the dead, opened fire in the company canteen.

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Police stand at the gates of the Kronospan wood processing factory in Switzerland on Wednesday

RT points out the factory announced it would be cutting production owing to timber shortages on February 23.

Switzerland has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world, but relatively little gun crime, according to the BBC.

The identity of the shooter was not immediately clear, nor was the motive or whether the assailant worked for the company.