Two held for Stockholm murder

Two men were arrested in Stockholm overnight on suspicion of murder after a man was found shot dead in Vårberg in the south west of the city.

The shooting was reported to the police just after 1am on Saturday morning, when local residents heard two or three shots fired in the area. Within twenty minutes police found the man dead in a field by Ängsholmsgränd, behind Vårberg school. He had been shot in the chest.

“Thirty minutes later two suspected attackers were arrested. One of them had a loaded weapon,” said Kurt-Erik Hansson, spokesman for Stockholm police.

Early on Saturday morning the men, who were said to be in their 40s, were being held but police had still not identified the victim.

Forensics experts were investigating the scene of the crime and later on Saturday police will resume questioning the two men. Officers are expecting to be able to interview several witnesses.

The reason for the murder is unknown.

“According to witnesses there was a row, raised voices and fighting,” said Catharina Nordin, duty officer at south Stockholm police.