Three hurt in shooting at Muslim prayer hall in Zurich: reports
Swiss police are seen behind a police cordon outside a Muslim prayer hall, central Zurich, on December 19, 2016 (AFP Photo/MICHAEL BUHOLZER)

Three people were injured by gunfire in central Zurich on Monday, police said, with local media reporting the incident occurred in a Muslim prayer hall near the city's railway station.

"I can only confirm that there was a shooting," a spokeswoman for Zurich police told AFP, adding a statement would be released later.

Swiss media said the three wounded people, all adults, were found in the street where the prayer hall is located.

The suspected assailant had fled the scene and police sealed off the area, they said.