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Man held after Malmö shooting

TT/The Local · 17 Aug 2009, 11:57

Published: 17 Aug 2009 11:57 GMT+02:00

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The 27-year-old man has been held on suspicion of complicity to commit murder after being interrogated over the weekend, local newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.

Police have so far interviewed a total of 30 people in connection with the crime.

The 23-year-old victim was shot several times at around 7pm on Friday while sitting in a car on Munkhättegatan in Malmö.

The gunman fled the scene in the car in which the victim was sitting. The car was later found in the nearby town of Svedala on Saturday.

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The dead man was previously known to the police and has been identified as one of the leading figures in a gang war which has been ongoing in the southern Swedish city for the past year.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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20:03 August 17, 2009 by BravoTango
I can see that peaceful nations like Sweden are not immune to this kind of violence. Regardless of attempts by law enforcement and the courts to try to stop this kind of behaviour, the world is becoming a more dangerous place. It's all just a matter of time before law abiding Swedes demand the right to carry arms and defend themselves against the armed hooligans of the world. A pity really.
01:45 August 18, 2009 by DreEstwd
Everything was fine until about 20 years ago. Then Sweden began it's "diversity" push. You can see the results....
10:20 August 18, 2009 by byke
@ DreEstwd

Actually do a little background check and you will see high amounts of importation of foreign workers to Sweden have been evident since the 1950's onwards.

Societies have broken down all over the world.

What causes such breakdowns is debatable .....
14:08 September 4, 2009 by nrc71
Gang war? Sweden!? hahahhahaha Let's drop these "gang members" in Couth Central LA or Oakland and watch then cry for their mommy.
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