Three killed in 'shooting' near Swiss Alps station

The bodies of three people were discovered in a car park near a train station in the Swiss Alps town of Wilderswill on Monday, police said, with reports saying they had been shot dead.

Geneva: The bodies of three people were discovered in a car park near a train station in the Swiss Alps town of Wilderswill on Monday, police said, with reports saying they had been shot dead.

Police said they had been alerted to the presence of the bodies in the town near the popular tourist destination of Interlaken at 7:00 am (1130 IST), but gave no further details.

Media reports said they were killed in a shooting incident and that police were carrying out a forensic search of a hotel balcony that overlooks the car park.

Residents in the area told the Berner Oberlaender daily that the shooting was linked to a family dispute, and that a man had first shot his wife and child before turning the gun on himself.

Police did not confirm this, but said one body had been found inside a car and the two others near the vehicle.

Police had blocked off a large area around the crime scene, and train cars had reportedly been moved into place to block visibility of the scene from a nearby school.  

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