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Man shot dead on Stockholm street

A 25-year-old man was shot dead on a street in Åkeshov, in Bromma in the west of Stockholm, early on Saturday morning. The man was found at around 4.30am outside a doorway. He was taken to hospital but died a short while later.

The man was known to police but officers are remaining tight-lipped about what happened in the run-up to the killing. Police say they do not yet have a suspect for the murder.

On Saturday officers will conduct door-to-door enquiries in the area and a forensic examination of the scene will be carried out.

There appear to have been several witnesses to the incident.

“Many people heard the shots and came to the scene,” said Richard Larsson, Stockholm police spokesman, during the night.

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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. 

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