19-year-old shot dead in Stockholm

A 19-year-old man died early on Sunday morning after a shooting incident in southern Stockholm. Another man, aged 26, was seriously injured.

It is not clear exactly where the shooting happened and there do not appear to have been any witnesses.

“At around midnight someone called the police after having heard shots fired near a gravel pit in Tullinge. We’ve been searching there but we haven’t found anything,” said police spokesman Mats Nylén.

“There’s nothing to indicate that these incidents were related. They were three hours apart.”

Officers are now trying to gather information about the shooting. Clothing has been taken from both men, who were previously known to the police.

“Personally I won’t be surprised if it turns out that the reason for the shooting was some kind of criminal activity,” said Mats Nylén.


Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

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Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden.