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Austria: Charred body of suspected killer found

1039 Wrote: Sep 17, 2013 3:52 PM
Austria is not a 'gun free' country, although they have never had a constitutional right to own them. They are very restrictive about ownership, though... and most types are banned. Their homicide rate stays pretty constant to around 0.20 or so. See

MELK, Austria (AP) — Austrian police hunting for the killer of four people found the charred body early Wednesday of what they believe was the gunman after pushing through a wall into a smoke-filled hidden basement on the farm grounds the suspect had holed up in.

Regional police spokesman Roland Scherscher told reporters SWAT teams discovered the body after extinguishing a fire in the small cellar that was accessible only through a hidden door.

He said the corpse was so badly burned that it was impossible to identify it but police assumed it was that of the gunman, who had holed up on...