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Feb 27, 2013 7:19 AM by Associated Press

Prosecutors: 3 dead in Swiss workplace shooting

BERLIN (AP) - Prosecutors say a shooting at a wood-processing company in central Switzerland has left three people dead and seven injured, some of them seriously.

The shooting occurred shortly after 9 a.m. at the premises of Kronospan, a company in the small town of Menznau, west of Lucerne.

"There were three dead and seven injured, some of them seriously injured," prosecutors' spokesman Simon Kopp told Swiss newspaper Blick. He says the assailant is among the dead.

The local Neue Luzerner Zeitung newspaper cited a witness as saying that the shooter opened fire in the company canteen. It was not immediately clear who the shooter was, what the motive might have been or whether the assailant worked for the company.

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