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Man gunned down at Helsingborg taxi rank

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11:53 CEST+02:00
Two young men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 27-year-old man was gunned down in an execution-style killing on a street in Helsingborg on Friday evening.

The man was murdered at a taxi rank in central Helsingborg. Witnesses say that three men approached him and one of them fired five or six shots. The victim fell to the ground, bleeding heavily, while the attackers walked calmly from the scene.

When they had come a short distance the attackers started to run in the direction of Kärnan, Helsingborg's medieval fortress. There, two men were arrested, around 30 minutes after the attack. The men are aged 19 and 20.

A witness has told local paper Helsingborgs Dagblad that the victim was shot in the legs, back and head. Doctors at Helsingborg hospital said he would have died instantly.

The victim and his girlfriend had been threatened earlier in the day, but had not informed the police. The girlfriend told the police the names of at least one of the attackers.

One of the men arrested was previously known to police. It has not been revealed whether the gun used has been recovered. The type of gun used has not been made public.

Police spokesman Charley Nilsson said he did not want to speculate on the motive for the killing:

"The investigation will have to reveal this," he said.

A previous attempt was made to murder the man on August 19th.

"That time, shots were fired on the E6 near Landskrona, and he escaped uninjured," said police spokesman Charley Nilsson.

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