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Two held following Solna shooting

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of shooting a 32 year old man dead in Solna, north of Stockholm, on Thursday evening. One of the men arrested is in his 50s while the other is in his 30s.

Both men were being questioned by police on Friday morning.

The victim was standing by his car when he was killed.

“He was hit by several shots,” said Marie-Louise Nilsson, at Stockholm police, to TT.

She explained that police had recovered a gun as well as ammunition which, they say, could be linked to the shooting.

There are several witnesses to the killing, which took place just before 8pm on Thursday, and police say that they were receiving tip-offs from the public throughout the night.

The murder victim, who was known to police, was said to be walking along the street when another man came up to him. They spoke, and then the second man shot him.

Police have not revealed the exact time of the arrests, and nor would they give an indication of what the suspects had said in their questioning.

“We still don’t have a theory about the motive,” said detective Gert Fredlin.

The forensic examination of the scene was concluded on Friday morning and the police cordon lifted. The gun and ammunition found near the scene is thought to have been used in the murder.

“But that is not certain,” said Fredlin.

TT/The Local

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Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.

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