“The most likely scenario is that the man, who had earlier threatened the woman with a gun, first shot her and then shot himself,” police spokesman Peter Sundqvist told TT.
The incident happened on Folkungagatan on the south side of the city. Several police patrols were immediately called to the scene when the initial alarm was sounded. Further backup arrived after the first shots rang out from the flat at 10.40 pm.
By 11 pm there were almost 40 police officers on the scene. They decided to enter the flat.
Two other people in the flat survived the incident unharmed. These have been identified as the dead woman’s 11 year-old daughter and her father, neither of whom are suspected of involvement in the crime.
Police have not as yet identified a definite motive for the shooting but police spokesman Bengt Hellström describes a likely scenario. “It is probably a case of a relationship gone wrong. The two lived together before but not any more,” he told Dagens Nyheter.