Friday 21 October 2016

Gun attack leaves multiple casualties in Sweden as police seal off neighbourhood

Published 25/09/2016 | 19:12

Close-up on Police blockade
Close-up on Police blockade
Sign at the police station

A gun attack has left multiple people injured in Malmo, Sweden tonight.

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Local reports say that a major police operation is underway in the city where a football game was underway. is reporting that four people were shot at 7pm (local time) and there is an ongoing operation in the area.

Police spokesman Ewa-Gun Westford said: "We have an ongoing operation in the area and have a confirmed shootings with more than one injured.

"More we do not know because we are in the midst of it.

"Because it happened during a football derby between Malmö FF and Helsingborgs IF in town, there are many policemen on duty in Malmo tonight."

Aftonbladet is reporting three people were brought to hospital in private cars while the fourth arrived in an ambulance. There was a police presence at the hospital.

No suspect has been arrested at this point, the newspaper is reporting. The police have released information that the suspects were seen leaving the area on a moped.

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