Four people wounded in Sweden shooting

Frederick Owens
June 19, 2018

Four people were wounded in a shooting in Sweden's third biggest city Malmö but their condition was unknown, police said on Monday night.

Police have yet to give a motive for the shooting, however, they said there is no cause for public alarm.

One witness told the Aftonbladet newspaper that he heard 15-20 shots near a local internet cafe.

At least one of the victims of the shooting was known to police, Swedish media reported.

Police in Malmo said two of the men - aged 18 and 29 - died overnight. The statement said officers had information that "one person had been taken to hospital in a private vehicle".

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"There are no signs that this is terror-related", said police spokesman Fredrik Bratt.

Three men have died after a gunman opened fire on a crowd celebrating Sweden's World Cup against South Korea in Malmo.

Feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory have become more common in major Swedish cities in recent years.

The police lacks adequate resources to combat the scourge of crime that is sweeping parts of the country, Swedish Democrats party member Nima Gholam Ali Pour told RT.

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