Death toll from Swiss Menznau shooting rises to five


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A man wounded in a February shooting at a wood-processing company in central Switzerland has died — bringing the death toll to five including the suspected attacker.

Prosecutors in Lucerne said the 61-year-old victim, whom they didn't identify, died in a hospital yesterday. One more person is still hospitalised.

The shooting happened ib February 27 at the Kronospan company in the town of Menznau. The suspected attacker, a Swiss man originally from Kosovo, was a longtime employee.

Prosecutors said in a statement today that the motive for the shooting remains unclear.