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Woman dies after being shot in the face

Woman dies after being shot in the face

Published: 01 Mar 2013 10:29 GMT+01:00
Updated: 01 Mar 2013 10:29 GMT+01:00

"Witnesses saw a man running from the scene of the crime," Ulla Brehm of Västra Götaland police told the Expressen newspaper.

The woman was shot in a car park in Högsbohöjd, an area in Gothenburg in western Sweden, at around 7am. Police officers were on the scene soon after, together with sniffer dogs, helicopters and paramedics.

The woman was taken to hospital where she later in the morning died from her injuries.

It remains unknown if there are any witnesses to the shooting.

"I couldn't say if someone saw it. We have differing information but we've gotten a lot of help from local residents and people who were in the area. We're putting together the puzzle pieces," Brehm said.

The police have cordoned off the area and are searching for anyone with more information. A forensic investigation has been launched.

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23:26 March 1, 2013 by theobserver
2012 Homicide rates per 100 000 people in a few countries (source: BBC):

Sweden 0.41

Poland 0.09

Czech Reupbic 0.19

Denmark 0.27

Hungary 0.07

Israel 0.09

Jordan 0.49

Tajikistan 0.22

Japan 0.01

India 0.26

Kyrgyzstan 0.54

Gun-related murder rates in the "developed" world (source: OECD):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/files/2012/12/firearm-OECD-UN-data3.jpg

Enough said.
11:02 March 2, 2013 by StockholmSam
@theobserver, I checked your WP link and it did not give the numbers you quoted. In fact, there were no numbers given to the 100th of a decimal point in the chart. Where on the BBC did you get these numbers? Also, can we really trust the figures from such places as Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, India and Jordan?

What was interesting was that Switzerland had a higher rate of gun ownership than Iraq, but a lower homicide rate. Are Iraqis naturally more prone to homicide? Or do the numbers have something to do with the war going on in that region? Should Sweden increase gun ownership among the people? What are you suggesting?
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