At least five shots fired and two people lying on the ground. Social media suggest that at least two people were shot dead.
Two people shot dead and the gun man arrested.
The police in the canton of Bern confirmed to the media that officers were carrying out a special operation. They said one man was stopped in connection with the shooting but did not provide any other details.
The Waffengasse street in Biel is currently cordoned off.
At least two wounded in a shooting in Biel tonight around 5:45 pm. The police had to use their weapons to neutralize the assailant. According to the authorities this act is related to a murder committed yesterday in the suburbs of #Biel. No motive has been given so far.
A suspected shooting in town of Switzerland’s Biel caused panic in the Swiss town, the local media reported on Thursday, adding that police were deployed after reports of gunshots.
The media cited a witness as saying five shots were fired and two men were seen lying on the ground.
However, the local Berner Zeitungnewspaper quoted police as saying the situation was now calm.
The circumstances were not immediately clear. On Wednesday, police found a dead body in a residential building in Lengnau, which they assume is a victim of a crime.