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MALMÖ GUN VIOLENCE
Man dead after new Malmö shooting

Man dead after new Malmö shooting

Published: 31 Jan 2012 20:58 GMT+01:00
Updated: 01 Feb 2012 07:47 GMT+01:00

A call to emergency services about the shooting, which took place on Fosievägen, came in shortly before 7pm.

According to one witness, several shots were fired.

“I heard three bangs and now the place is crawling with police with automatic weapons. I saw them carry a person out to an ambulance and try to resuscitate him,” the witness told the local Sydsvenskan newspaper.

Skåne police spokesperson Calle Persson told the TT news agency that when police arrived on the scene they found a man who had been shot inside a car near Eriksfälts school.

“Sniffer dogs have been sent in and are examining the cordoned off area, but I haven't heard that they've found anything yet.” said Persson.

He added that police believe that the man was shot where he was found.

“That's probably where the crime scene is, or somewhere nearby, based on where witnesses heard the shots,” Persson told TT.

Police have begun a forensic investigation, are interviewing witnesses, and checking vehicles in the area.

According to the Aftonbladet newspaper, the victim was a 48-year-old father of four

Tuesday's shooting is the eighth deadly shooting in Malmö since May 2011.

Most recently, a 48-year-old man was shot dead in the city's Lindängen neighbourhood on Januaray 3rd.

Two days earlier, a 15-year-old boy was shot in Rosengård shortly after the start of the new year.

This past weekend, three people were injured in two separate shootings, with two of the victims requiring surgery.

A man armed with a pistol shot a 19-year-old and 21-year-old in central Malmö on Saturday morning. A 22-year-old was later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

And on Sunday morning, a 38-year-old man was shot in Rosengård. No arrests have yet been made in the case.

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

Your comments about this article

21:48 January 31, 2012 by canuk
its funny!!!! should we take bets as to how many shootings in malmö this year? but remember, sweden wants to bring in 1900 africans this year to meet UN quotas, so they are more then replenishing the supply!
22:22 January 31, 2012 by Summer Dreams
so how does that affect you.

were u gun down by immigrants?
22:29 January 31, 2012 by Vill
The perpetrator was probably one of those violent, white, Canadian immigrants. *cough cough*
23:03 January 31, 2012 by suprkynu
what is suppose to do with 1900 africans refugee helping the goverment with the shooting going on in malmö. get life man because the goverment is thinking and planing the people is gonna take care you when you become old enough coz your fertility is extremly low.
23:25 January 31, 2012 by Children Of Adam
Another Laserman (racist) gunning down innocents?

or is it just tdrug dealers?
23:27 January 31, 2012 by Smiling Canuk
suprkynu, those refugees won't be taking care of anybody if they and their kids end up spending the rest of their lives living on Swedish welfare.

Sounds like they should just build a big wall around that part of Malmo and seal it off from the rest of the country.
00:03 February 1, 2012 by ctinej
Suprkynu: Natural Swedes fertility rate is low because they are smart, educated, and concerned for the destruction of the world by the infestation of humans.

The Immigrants have no education, and about as much environmental responsibility as my dog. Therefore we should help them like we help our dogs, Get them FIXED before they set foot in Sweden!!! This should be mandatory!! as they have already shown that they are Malignant Breeders!!!
00:34 February 1, 2012 by Coalbanks
Canadians do not immigrate - we subvert, invade secretly, take over - just ask Hollywood. Homicide rate is going down in Canada, violent crime down (gang related gun crime, violence & domestic violence are the main types) Federal gov't has decided that there is a lot of unreported crime so they will increase sentences, remove magistrate's discretion re sentencing, create minimummandatory sentences, increase prison pop. Question: If there is a lot of unreported crime how will the offenders be convicted?
00:49 February 1, 2012 by nar klockan klamtar
Refugees can't even look after themselves, so no chance of them looking after anyone else. The very generous kind and forgiving Swedish people are the ones doing the looking after, and at great cost to there own society and quality of life.
01:06 February 1, 2012 by jack sprat
The Swedish govt will continue to reap what it sows.

They are no longer in touch with reality.

Difficult to sympathise with the voters as long as they let the status quo continue.
07:31 February 1, 2012 by SecondGen
Well, this was at least informative. So 3 fatal shootings so far this year.

Consider yourself lucky!

This is one of our headlines here in Chicago today since it's the end of month.;

"Chicago Homicides Up 50 Percent"

"Police Chief Garry McCarthy told the Tribune that there have been 40 murders this month in the Windy City, up from 26 in January of 2011. According to police records, the increase in homicides continues the same violent streak that held the city hostage at the end of last year."

We are having a very mild winter, usually we'll get about 10 days of -20f temps in January and we didn't get that at all. We need it cold to freeze the triggers.

I realize your not used to it (not yet at least). A few weeks back I pulled into a McDonalds drivethru and instead of being greeted by "May I take your order" the voice whispered "Oh my god, we are being robbed, please call 911". I did, they escaped, but apparently the police got enough of a description that they didn't get far and they were caught. So that was a good thing.

Once upon a time crime was concentrated in the housing projects but they were demolished and 'scattered site' housing replaced it, spreading crime all over the city.

I agree that any homicides is too much, but at least numerically, your not too bad compared to other places.
08:23 February 1, 2012 by Exiled
There may be some coincidence between rising gun crime and the fact that Malmö is now the easiest point of entry to Sweden.

Who would have thought that?
08:30 February 1, 2012 by jesseblu
Palestinian Ahmed Rashid Hadrous, an unlicensed taxis chauffeur, was found shot in his a car......

Set up a site with Ghetto safari tours in Malmo.
10:58 February 1, 2012 by moumo
@SecondGen

What you're forgetting is that Chicago has a population of 9.8 million (higher than the country of Sweden), while Malmö has 300 000 residents. Going by murder rate, that's higher than for Chicago.
11:38 February 1, 2012 by gladio
Sad that there are people here who seem intent on diverting attention from the real issue at hand...

One cannot help to recognise the hopelessness and dis-association on the faces of the police who seem worlds away from the realities that confront them in their work...if only hope was a strategy....

the violence will not go away, spend all the money you want.....send all the police you like....the city will burn
13:13 February 1, 2012 by gudvalsignedig
Please don't give racist comments. Every one has weaknesses. We should have to live in peace any way. Personally i can say, majority of Swedes is cool, kind and great in heart.
14:44 February 1, 2012 by nar klockan klamtar
@gudvalsignedig....you have just made a racist comment. Please refrain.
17:26 February 1, 2012 by jostein
1900?? We are taking in around 50 000 MENA immigrants each year.
20:00 February 1, 2012 by TheWatchman
@Summer Dreams

He wasn't, but these people were, so it's obvious that it affects him.

@SecondGen, I know we have MORE deaths in America, but this used to be a very peaceful country, but now it is being gripped by violence, soon after the arrival of all these immigrants from one region of the world. I think it's fair to blame it not on immigrants in general, but these ones.

@Vill

Yes, we Canadians are a very violent lot.
21:25 February 1, 2012 by sureiam
Come on Swedish police, do something about Malmö or pay "US FBI" to do better work as they always do................................... And when you allow them to take over its about time Swedish Police "you learn some "tactics" from US before the whole Sweden becomes out of control!
07:57 February 2, 2012 by SecondGen
@moumo

Hi, Chicago has a population of 2.9 million, a little less than 10 times that of Malmo, but we have more than 10 times the homicides (at least for January 2012). Your quoting for the metropolitan area, which has about the same population as Sweden. There are homicides in the burbs too, but they don't get nearly as high as in the city.

@sureiam

U.S. homicides clearing rates are less than 50% so I wouldn't look to the FBI as anyones savior. They just help enforce TSA agents strip searching 80 year old ladies at the airport.

I had hoped to go visit Sweden this year but my wife is looking to push off the visit for a year, it was a nice country when I was there last. The world is far more violent. Not just in Sweden, but all over I'm afraid.
15:22 February 2, 2012 by Chickybee
Yet more enrichment from Muslim immigration.

Islam - the religion of peace where everyone is equal and peace is the only way :-)

See how much you can learn, Sweden :-)
01:29 February 3, 2012 by phil23456
The problem will only get worse until political correctness and multiculturalism are thrown in the garbage bin. Muslims are fine in Muslim countries, they don't belong in western countries, practising cultural relativism is genocide for the native culture.
13:39 February 3, 2012 by seekingthetruth
@Children Of Adam I agree with you! This is probably another Anders Breivik situation. We need to eradicate these racists from this land so those of us who are good and pure can thrive!
17:41 February 3, 2012 by Lotus2035
Hey SecondGen, I don't think US crime rates should be any kind of yardstick for a civilised society.
19:32 February 3, 2012 by TheWatchman
@Lotus2035

And that makes it even worse.
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