A man storms into a Muslim prayer hall in the Swiss city of Zurich on Monday and started shooting, injuring three men, according to police, who have launched a manhunt for the shooter.

A body was found a few hundred meters (yards) from the scene, an AFP photographer said, but it was unclear if it was connected to the shooting, which took place inside the city’s Islamic Center, near the central station.

At around 5:30pm (1630 GMT), an unknown person entered the Islamic Center, where several worshipers were gathered, and began shooting, Zurich police said in a statement.

He “fired several shots at the worshipers,” police said. “Three men, aged 30, 35 and 56, were injured, some seriously. The suspect then escaped from the mosque in the direction of Central Station,” the statement said.

Witnesses had described the shooter as a man aged around 30 wearing dark clothes and a dark woolen cap, witnesses said.

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