Malmo shooting: Swedish police warn several injured in city centre

Erika Holt
June 20, 2018

Investigators suggest that automatic weapons were used, and are searching for a dark auto that was seen leaving the scene at high speed, Aftonbladet reports.

Police in Sweden's third-largest city said that two of the men - aged 18 and 29 - died as a result of their injuries overnight.

All five were taken to hospital, and police were questioning witnesses after sealing off the area where the shooting took place. At approximately 21:00, an as of yet unidentified man is said to have shot at a crowd at the centre of the city.

Image: Police are at the scene of the shooting.

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Swedish news agency TT said the incident happened in Malmo just after 8pm and quoted the city's police department saying "there is no reason for the public to worry".

Police spokeswoman Maya Forstenius said investigators are looking for a dark vehicle.

Reports of gunfire have emerged from the coastal town of Malmo, Sweden.

"We are treating this as an isolated event that is confined to these injured persons", Forstenius said.

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