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19-year-old shot dead in Stockholm

A 19-year-old man has died after a shooting incident in the Stockholm suburb of Alby on Friday night, newspaper Expressen reports.

The man was shot twice in the back shortly after midnight by a masked man wielding a pistol or a revolver. The victim died in an ambulance from injuries sustained in the attack.

“We’re classifying this as murder,” Mikael Gustavsson at Stockholm Police told the newspaper.

There have been no arrests in connection with the shooting but several people have been taken in for questioning. Police were told the masked assailant ran away from the scene immediately after the attack.

Friends of the victim who witnessed the killing said he was shot at very close range.

The victim was shot outdoors near a school in Alby, a suburb in south west Stockholm. He was not previously known to the police.

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Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.

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