(Reuters) A gunman killed three women and wounded two men late on Wednesday in the Swiss village of Daillon, opening fire from his apartment then pursuing the attack in the street, Swiss officials said.

The 33-year-old gunman, who has not been named, threatened police when they tried to arrest him and was shot in the chest before being arrested and taken to hospital, police in the Swiss canton of Valais said on Thursday. No police officers were wounded.

The shooting is likely to stir a fresh debate about Switzerland’s fire arms laws that allow its male citizens to retain guns after their mandatory military service.

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