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Man shot on Stockholm street

Published: 09 Feb 2010 07:21 GMT+01:00
Updated: 09 Feb 2010 07:21 GMT+01:00

A 29-year-old man was shot on Södermalm in Stockholm on Monday night. He was hit in the leg and in the shoulder, but was able to call an ambulance.

"We received the alarm at around 1am. The man was taken to hospital but is not seriously injured," Bengt Hellström at Stockholm police told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

No one had been arrested by Tuesday morning with several police units deployed in the hunt for the gunman or gunmen.

"The injured man does not want to talk to us, so we do not have that much to go on," Hellström said.

The man has informed police that there were no witnesses to the shooting.

The man was shot in a stairwell on Götgatan, a main nightlife and shopping thoroughfare bisecting the city's south island, Södermalm.

The incident has been classified by police as attempted murder with an alternative charge of aggravated assault.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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15:18 February 9, 2010 by hjoian
"aggravated assault"? me thinks anyone who is shot in the confines of a stairwell and disabled,and not killed,means someone is telling someone something. The fact this guy is keeping his mouth shut confirms it. Obviously this "victim" is involved in somethingthat maybe he shouldnt be? Speculation...not judgement!
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