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Zurich shooting: 2 Turkish men injured when gunman opened fire

Two Turkish men were injured in a shooting in central Zurich on Thursday.

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Two Turkish men were injured in a shooting in central Zurich on Thursday.

Zurich police said the shooting at a building in the Aussersihl district happened at about 3 p.m. local time. The two men injured in the incident, aged 33 and 41, were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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"At around 15:00, we received a phone call that there was a shooting here at Langstrasse," said Zurich police spokesman Marco Cortesi."We sent our troops here and they've found two injured people, which have been sent to a hospital. The two are Turkish, middle-aged and I can confirm that they are out of mortal danger."

Police are still searching for the gunman, but said there was no indication that the shooter was linked to a militant group. The motive for the shooting also remained unclear.

Four other people were evacuated from the building where the shooting occurred, and police have cordoned off surrounding streets.

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