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Basel lawyer shot dead in his own home - gunman then commits suicide

National News // Jan. 29, 2018

Basel police are trying to understand why a gunman shot and killed a well-known media lawyer yesterday morning.

patpatpat Basel lawyer shot dead in his own home - gunman then commits suicide

57 year old Martin Wagner was in his home when a 39 year old entered and shot him. The gunman then turned the weapon on himself.

Neighbors called the police after hearing shots at 9am.

Police say Wagner was still alive when they arrived, but he died shortly after.

The gunman died immediately.

At a press conference police said they didn’t believe the motive was due to Wagner’s professional life, but more a private matter.

Police they they’re working on the assumption the two men knew each other.

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