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Football player murdered in Södertälje shooting
Photo: Roger Vikström/Scanpix; Assyriska FF

Football player murdered in Södertälje shooting

Published: 01 Jul 2010 11:50 GMT+02:00
Updated: 01 Jul 2010 11:41 GMT+02:00

The Superettan club was due to play an away match against Ängelholms FF this evening but the match has been cancelled, according to a statement on the Swedish Football Association homepage.

Police are continuing their search for three men seen leaving the premises by moped shortly after the shooting which, according to a report in the Aftonbladet daily, could have been an criminal underworld hit.

"It occurred in the Ronna shopping precinct, in Café Oasen," said Johan Sjöholm at Södertälje police to news agency TT on Thursday morning.

The premises where the men were shot is a known gambling club.

"With regards to gambling clubs problems emerge from time to time. It can't be ruled out that the shooting concerns gambling debts," said Björn Engström at Stockholm police.

Police received a call over the shooting at around 2.20am on Thursday morning. Police officers from across the county have been called in to assist the search for the three men.

According to witnesses three men came into the premises and began shooting, according to Mari Olofsson at Stockholm county police.

Police believe the perpetrators left the scene by moped, but witness testimony is unclear on this point. The moped was later found in the area, after having been set alight.

"We are going through all the information now, we shall then decide which direction to take the investigation. The victims have to be identified and relatives informed," Engström said.

The condition of the third victim, who is being cared for at Södertälje hospital, is reported by the police to be stable.

Eddie Moussa is a Swedish and Dominican citizen of Lebanese-Assyrian extraction. He played his debut for Assyriska FF, a club which played one season in Sweden's Allsvenskan top-flight after winning promotion in 2004.

The club, which was founded only in 1974, has a large following in Södertälje and is considered by many to be a substitute national team for the Assyrian people.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

15:45 July 1, 2010 by tin tin
What is going on down that way part of town,yesterday a young girl was raped today shooting... ???
16:09 July 1, 2010 by Frobobbles
Another man was shot to death at the same club in december 2009, as a part of a conflict between two local criminal gangs: Syrianska brödraskapet ( the syrian brotherhood) vs X-Team (support group for american biker gang Bandidos).

According to many swedish sources, the present shooting of two brothers has the same background.
02:03 July 2, 2010 by GLO
Hey!! Five years ago, I started to visit Sweden, now I can hardly believe my eyes. Every day I read of eco terrorists, rapists, murder, prostitution, drugs, What the H#ll is going on. I can stay at home in US and get my fill. Sweden better wake up.... Shut the bridge,just say NO to American music, Food, Screw the EU BS....WOW!!!!
07:40 July 2, 2010 by flintis
Blame the idealists and their immigration policies.

Doesn't matter that these people were murderers, war criminals, career criminals in their war torn or poor countries, or that they will not integrate into Swedish society, according to the idealists they'll be better people & law abiding citizens if they live in Sweden.

Too late for them to wake up & rectify their mistakes, the damage has been done.

Congratulations in ruining Sweden
10:56 July 2, 2010 by Callidus
I'd like to point out that the "idealists" that caused this mess are the socialists.

Please remember that when you vote at the next elections.
16:41 July 2, 2010 by warrk21
Please go to departedngone and Let The World Know that we have lost a Good Life.

Departed N Gone
10:10 July 4, 2010 by judahzachary
Eddie Moussa was my cousin

He and his brother yakoub moussa were both killed by some ignorant chicken sh*****t that i hope will be taken care of and die even worse then the way they killed my cousins.
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