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'Several' injured after shooting in Sweden

20 June, 2018, 17:35 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Scene of shooting in Malmo Sweden

A man reportedly open-fired an automatic weapon at a crowd that was celebrating the win of Swedish national soccer team at the 2018 World Cup.

A police spokesman said: "We have sealed off the area and are conducting interviews and will interview those who are injured if they can or are willing to speak".

Pictures from the scene of the shooting show armed officers as well as a large paramedic presence.

The motive for the shooting is unknown, police said, and there is no indication it was terror-related.




The two, aged 18 and 29, came into hospital with four other injured men after the shooting but died overnight, police said in a statement on Tuesday morning.

They also declined to give any detail of the victims although reports said several of them were well known to the police.

While Sweden has relatively low levels of crime, neighbourhoods in Malmö, Stockholm and Gothenburg have seen a rise in violence attributed to gangs fighting over drug trafficking and prostitution.

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