ZURICH: A man was killed in a shooting at an Albanian mosque in St Gallen, Switzerland, and another man was arrested, Swiss police said on Friday.
Police arrested a man with a handgun after they were called to the mosque in a suburb of the town after reports of gunfire, a spokesman for the cantonal police said. They said they have not yet been able to ascertain beyond doubt the identities of either man.
The body of a man was found in the prayer room of the mosque, the spokesman said, adding it was too early for the police to say what any motive may have been.
Representatives of the El-Hidaje mosque, where the shooting took place, were not immediately available for comment. A former imam of the mosque, Fehim Dragusha, told Reuters the shooting was tied to a long-running feud between two families, whom he knew, and was not politically motivated.
"It's a personal conflict between two families, who were possibly settling a score," said Dragusha, who served as the imam of the El-Hidaje mosque for three years. "It's nothing political at all."
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