68 year old teacher shot dead in Valais
A 68 year old retired teacher has been shot dead in canton Valais. The woman was killed in her apartment near Sion – the 41 year old gunman then turned the gun on himself.
The shots went unheard in the village of Val d’Hérens at the time. Neighbours discovered the bodies as the front door was left open.
Locals suggest the motive could be family related. Some say the gunman was the ex-boyfriend of the victim’s daughter. Valais police are not confirming the theory.
The dead woman was well known in the region and was the first woman to be elected to the communal council of Vex in the 1980s.