Former ski star Rey-Bellet shot and killed at parents’ home |

Former ski star Rey-Bellet shot and killed at parents’ home

LES CROSETS, Switzerland ” Former Swiss ski star Corinne Rey-Bellet and brother Alain were shot and killed in their parents’ home.

The 33-year-old Rey-Bellet shared a 2003 world championship silver medal in the downhill. She retired shortly afterward because of injuries to her right knee.

The attack Sunday night in the mountain resort of Les Crosets also left Rey-Bellet’s mother hospitalized with serious injuries, according to the Valais state police. Rey-Bellet’s mother was able to call police despite her injuries.

Police said the attacker fired five shots, fled and eluded a search. Police spokesman Renato Kalbermatten said authorities were trying to find Rey-Bellet’s husband, who lived with the ski star and their 2-year-old son in Abtwil.

“We’d really like to get in touch with him,” Kalbermatten said.

The son also was in the house in Les Crosets, but was on a higher floor and was not hurt.

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