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Man shot in central Stockholm

TT/The Local · 5 Jun 2010, 09:04

Published: 05 Jun 2010 09:04 GMT+02:00

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"It has been classified as attempted murder," Towe Hägg at Stockholm police told the Expressen daily.

The man was shot on Sveavägen, a street which passes through the heart of Stockholm's commercial shopping district.

"Everyone threw themselves to the floor and put their hands over their heads," a witness told the newspaper.

There are further reports of how witnesses saw two men running along the street and that one of them fired two or three shots. The two men disappeared from the scene in separate cars.

Soon after a car was stopped by police in the vicinity of Odenplan. The suspect has been arrested and the car impounded.

The injured man admitted himself to hospital.

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"It was the hospital who called and told us that they had admitted a man with gunshot wounds," Hägg said.

Sveavägen was partially sealed off during the evening as police technicians examined the scene. Police have not yet been able to establish a motive for the attack.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

00:03 June 6, 2010 by bbeynch
How nice! When I lived in Stockholm for a while in the 70s, crimes likes the were unheard of. What has changed?
01:52 June 6, 2010 by krdx
You are wierd! When it was 70s there were lots of things that you were not able to hear! Because you did not have media like this..How hell would you able to hear this news when you are living in your own country! Don't you have any other job, beside commenting here? you do not live here, but just you try to manipulate people here, say bad things about immigrants and support israel what ever they do and you do both with stupid claims. You know, in 1947 no one has heard about a country and its crimes! But till now we hear! (though neither I have problem with jews or Israel but with current goverment, we ALL have, it is lunatic goverment that has nuclear power.)
04:34 June 6, 2010 by repat_xpat
I thought this stuff only happened in America. How could it be?
07:33 June 6, 2010 by saab
@krdx... you are right, I agree... bbeynch has no right to add his words to this website. Afterall, it's not a free site. Free speech is not allowed by anyone other than 100% Swedish blood, you know... just like you. And besides, he is paid for by the IDF. And in case you were wondering, there were no Jews in Palestine in 1947 or earlier. The whole Bible thing is just made up. It's a German and Polish problem. And the world is flat and the moon is made of cheese. Do us a favor...go get yourself a penis extension and sue a doctor and then please do write back. Or maybe, that doctor was a Jew. I have to go check that story out one more time.
10:49 June 6, 2010 by jamtlandtom
What has changed "bbeynch", since the seventies, is the massive increase in immigration( too much in my opinion for a country with such a small population) - from all over the world, bringing with it different the cultures that not only clash with each other but also with that of the host country.This can be seen in any country that has been subjected to unnatural levels of immigration.
14:19 June 8, 2010 by rumcajs
Guys, what are u talking about? The article is about shooting in Stokholm.
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