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The Valais man who allegedly shot and killed three women and injured two men in the village of Daillon on Wednesday had spent time in a psychiatric institution.
Authorities say the man, who is in intensive care after being shot and then arrested by police, is in his 30s and used a 20th century army rifle and a hunting rifle in the spree.
Catherine Seppey is the Valais prosecutor in charge of the case: “We only knew him for breaking the drugs law. In 2005 when he was placed in a psychiatric institution his weapons were confiscated and destroyed. And currently no arms register showed he had a weapon. The inquiry will have to determine where the weapons came from.”
Chrisophe Germanier is the president of the commune of Conthey, which includes the village of Daillon. He said, “My thoughts go out to the families of the victims. I received a call last night from a government colleague and went to the scene straight away. We can’t understand this; it’s like a nightmare and a somber start to the New Year. We’re in mourning. It’s a tragedy.”
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Can you report whether he was on prescribed psychiatric drugs with known side effects? Why the immediate attack on guns but not even questioning the influence or greater infuence of prescribed psychiatric medication i.e. violent side effects?