Police in canton Solothurn are offering a 10,000 franc reward for information leading to the capture of two gunmen who shot dead two people and wounded three others in a restaurant in the village of Dulliken.
Police in canton Solothurn are offering a 10,000 franc reward for information leading to the capture of two gunmen who shot dead two people and wounded three others in a crowded restaurant in the village of Dulliken. The men, who were wearing identical tiger masks, fled without trace after the shooting.
The men entered the Löwen Restaurant through a back door late on Friday and threatened the 70-year-old owner with a handgun. They fired at random into the room when restaurant guests tried to intervene. One man died on the spot and a woman on the way to hospital. One of the wounded is in a serious condition.
Investigators are puzzled by the motive for the attack on the quiet village restaurant. On the evening of the shooting, guests included the local church choir. The gunmen did not make any demands and fled without taking any money.
Police are looking for two young women who left the restaurant about ten minutes before the shooting through the same back door used by the attackers. One of them is described as having a pierced nose and the other a rose tatoo. Witnesses say they spent only a few minutes in the premises, appearing to study the room, before leaving.
From staff and wire reports
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