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The accused Daillon shooter has told police that he wanted to settle an ongoing dispute in his family.
That comes from the public prosecutor’s interrogation of the 33-year-old man this evening.
The man is still in the hospital, recovering from being shot by police to stop his shooting spree on Wednesday. He’s accused of killing three women and injuring two men in Valais.
Police say he receives disability payments, is placed under a guardianship and has been under psychiatric treatment.
They say they found numerous guns, bayonettes and daggers in his apartment.
French police are also planning to interrogate the suspected shooter.
The French investigators are looking into possible connections between Wednesday’s killings and the unsolved shooting deaths of four people near Annecy, in neighboring France, last September.
Police say that the guns used in the two incidents are not the same, although guns used in both incidents were old Swiss army guns.
And in the aftermath of Wednesday’s shootings, a parliamentary committee will discuss next week whether the country’s gun control laws need to be strengthened.