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Woman shot dead in central Malmö

Woman shot dead in central Malmö

Published: 07 May 2012 06:53 GMT+02:00
Updated: 07 May 2012 06:53 GMT+02:00

A 39-year-old woman was found shot dead in a car in central Malmö on Sunday evening after witnesses reported hearing "pops" in the area.

Police and emergency services arrived at the intersection of John Ericssons gata and Falkmansgatan after receiving a call shortly after 8pm about what was believed to be a dead woman sitting in car.

Witnesses reported hearing "pops" in the area and police were able to confirm upon arrival that the woman had lost her life.

"She has likely died from gunshot wounds," Skåne police spokesperson Nils Norling told the TT news agency.

However, he refused to say how many shots had been fired.

Police have classified the incident as murder or with an alternative charge of manslaughter.

The car was found at an intersection located near Pildammsparken and police cordoned off much of the area as they launched their investigation into the killing.

Forensic specialists began combing the scene on Sunday night and weapon-sniffing dogs were also brought it as a part of the investigation.

However, the search failed to turn up a weapon or any shell casings.

While the woman's identity has yet to be confirmed, police suspect it is the 39-year-old woman who is the registered owner of the vehicle in which she was found.

Shortly before 2am on Monday a 44-year-old man was detained on suspicion of murder.

"At the moment, it looks like it was some sort of family drama," duty officer Martin Carlsson of the Skåne police told TT.

The man later admitted to having caused the woman's death.

"He has confessed to having shot the 39-year-old woman," said Börje Aronsson of the local police to TT on Monday afternoon.

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08:24 May 7, 2012 by JulieLou40
If that's "family drama" in Sweden, I'm sure as hell not going to fall out with the inlaws any more...
10:49 May 7, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
'Police have classified the incident as murder or with an alternative charge of manslaughter'

Sure. Manslaughter. Someone accidentally pulled out a gun and accidentally fired multiple shots into her and left her for dead, accidentally leaving the scene of the crime, and simply forgetting to call for medical attention for the victim. Radical right wing nations might label this as 'murder' but in Sweden it is absolutely essential to contemplate whether this may have been manslaughter rather than murder.

Manslaughter charges are usually processed far more quickly in the court system, result in less jail time and cable TV bills, and have less paper work to complete in order to arrange the payment of the 10,000 SEK or so fine to the orphaned children. A win win situation (a win for Sweden and a win for the shooter: the rights of victim and their families are irrelevant).
12:40 May 7, 2012 by B Slick
A wave of crime has Malmo in a death grip. Thugs, crimminals, street punks roam free on the streets unchecked doing as they please and the police and politicians have no idea or plan as to what to do. The situation can only get worse with time and spread to other cities in Sweden.
16:33 May 7, 2012 by Liquidmonkey
is it coincidence that malmö has the highest crime rate AND the highest number of immigrants?
22:31 May 7, 2012 by johan rebel
No, it is not a coincidence.The suspect is called Favzija Djurdjevic. Anybody surprised that the name does not sound Swedish?
22:43 May 7, 2012 by spo10
Malmö is getting scarier each day...
16:32 May 8, 2012 by vb74
Malmo seems nice, I see the multiculturalism is working out great!
16:05 May 9, 2012 by Porky The Crusader
Could it be an Arselifter, i mean a muslim????...
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