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Police: Several injured by gunman in Zurich

  • Police secure the area in front of the Islamic center, in Zurich, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. A Zurich police official says a gunman has injured several people in Switzerland's largest city. The official said police were swarming to the scene in pursuit of the gunman who remains at large. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

    Police secure the area in front of the Islamic center, in Zurich, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. A Zurich police official says a gunman has injured several people in Switzerland's largest city. The official said police were swarming to the scene in pursuit of the gunman who remains at large. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police cars are parked in front of the Islamic center, in Zurich, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. A Zurich police official says a gunman has injured several people in Switzerland's largest city. The official said police were swarming to the scene in pursuit of the gunman who remains at large. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

    Police cars are parked in front of the Islamic center, in Zurich, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. A Zurich police official says a gunman has injured several people in Switzerland's largest city. The official said police were swarming to the scene in pursuit of the gunman who remains at large. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A Zurich police official says a gunman has injured several people in Switzerland's largest city.

The official said police were swarming to the scene in pursuit of the gunman who remains at large.

The official spoke by phone Monday on condition of anonymity, saying he was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

Attacks by armed gunmen are rare in Switzerland.