April 11, 2021

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4 found dead in separate Austria, Switzerland shootings

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Authorities in Austria say a woman and a four-year-old girl were found shot to death in a car in a rural area north of Vienna

Police are trying to determine the whereabouts of the 29-year-old woman’s ex-partner.

Officers didn’t immediately find a firearm at the scene before cordoning it off for specialist investigators, said police spokesman Raimund Schwaigerlehner.

Heavily armed police went to the ex-partner’s home but did not find him there. The man is not currently being treated as a suspect, said Schwaigerlehner.

In a separate incident, police in neighboring Switzerland said Sunday that two people, a 44 -year-old woman and a 53-year-old man, were found dead near the southern town of Bellinzona.

Local newspaper Corriere del Ticino reported that police are investigating it as a possible murder-suicide.

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