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Man shot dead at shooting range in Malmö

Published: 08 Jan 2012 16:54 GMT+01:00
Updated: 08 Jan 2012 16:54 GMT+01:00

A man in his twenties was killed at a shooting range in Malmö on Sunday afternoon, but police have information suggesting the man was killed by the gun he was holding at the time of the incident.

"Initially there are no suspicions of crime," Calle Persson of the Skåne county police told new agency TT.

At 12.24pm police received a call that a man had been shot at a shooting range in Malmö.

Police and medics were sent to the site but could establish that the man was already dead upon their arrival.

"He reportedly died quite quickly," Persson said.

A number of people witnessed the incident, and they have been offered help from the police crisis unit, TT reported.

"Personnel with experience in how to handle people's reactions after accidents and other crises have been sent to support those who were nearby," Persson told the Expressen newspaper.

Police are talking to everyone at the shooting range who might be able to provide helpful information regarding how the man died.

Nothing is yet known with certainty except that no one else was injured.

Persson was unable to provide information about what kind of weapon was used, or any oher details about what happened, pending the completion of the investigation.

TT/The Local/jl (news@thelocal.se)

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19:52 January 8, 2012 by johan rebel
The man was killed by a gun? Huh? Come on! He was presumably killed by a bullet, apparently fired from the gun he was holding. If so, chances are that he pulled the trigger and shot himself, for whatever reason. The gun didn't kill he, he killed himself.
20:39 January 8, 2012 by Carbarrister
I learned gun safety in the USMC. I will never forget it. I assume there was gun safety training at the range and some kind of range officer. If not there should be.

Nevertheless, human error and a firearm malfunctions happen. It is a tragedy.
00:07 January 9, 2012 by Svensksmith
One of the first things they teach you in gun safety class is that when a gun misfires, do not lock into the barrel to see what's wrong. Condolences to the family.
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