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Man shot in the face in central Stockholm

28 Nov 2012, 06:51

Published: 28 Nov 2012 06:51 GMT+01:00

The shooting took place around 8.30pm at the entrance of a 7-Eleven convenience store near Odenplan on the city's north side.

"I heard three bangs that sounded like gunshots. There was a person lying on the ground and there was a lot of blood," one witness told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

Police patrols and an ambulance arrived shortly thereafter to find the victim conscious but seriously injured.

"The man was shot in the face. His injuries are serious and his condition has been described as critical," Norrmalm police commander Torgny Wallström told the TT news agency.

According to Aftonbladet, the man had been shopping at the 7-Eleven before the incident, and upon leaving the store was shot several times in the face.

In their search for the perpetrator, police closed down the Odenplan metro station in hopes of finding the shooter.

Later in the evening, a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken in for questioning.

About an hour after the incident, police responded to calls about another shooting south of the city in Botkyrka.

On the scene they found an injured man who was taken to hospital for treatment.

Police have classified the shooting as attempted murder, but have yet to make any arrests in the case.

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There are no indications that Tuesday's two shootings are related.

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Your comments about this article

07:27 November 28, 2012 by Alexey-nsk
I think this is the new Swedish
12:43 November 28, 2012 by bluerain303
It is getting worse.
14:33 November 28, 2012 by rmarquina
just two things:

1.- Shooting three times directly in the victim's face it IS an attempt of murder. What else could it be? like, oops, just wanted to hurt him?

2.- I assume the victim survive right? otherwise wouldn't be an "attempt". So, what a bad ass to hold three shots directly in your face
22:29 November 30, 2012 by theobserver
"Things like that don't happen in Sweden" is the reaction of many. And they turn their heads elsewhere.
14:36 December 1, 2012 by Gjeebes
This will hardly pop the bubble most Swedes live in.
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