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New shootings reported in Malmö

TT/The Local · 26 Oct 2010, 08:12

Published: 26 Oct 2010 08:12 GMT+02:00

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Police received a report from a man on Östra Farmvägen in the Kartrinelund area of the city who thought that he had been the target of a shooting.

"He said that he had heard some form of bang or a crack and we went over to speak to the man and search for any clues," said Charley Nilsson at Skåne police.

Just prior to that several people got in touch regrading a shooting by a local store on Ramels väg.

"We we got there we found four empty cases and deemed that they came from a start pistol and not a live weapon," said Nilsson.

He continued to point out that it remains serious if someone has let off a shot with a start pistol, not only because someone could get hurt, but also considering that it could contribute to the level of fear and concern regarding the wave of unsolved shootings.

"Furthermore it uses up time which we could otherwise use for something else and perhaps more important work," Nilsson said.

On Monday evening police seized a car after the driver heard a bang and then the rear windscreen exploded.

"We was about to drive out of a garage on Ramels väg when he heard the noise," Nilsson said.

Police do not believe that anyone has shot directly at the car or the driver, however.

"But we want to be certain and rule it out."

Elsewhere on Monday evening, several hundred people gathered in a new demonstration against violence and social marginalization, in response to the shootings in the city.

"Together we are bulletproof," read one of the banners.

At a press conference earlier in the day it was concluded that 19 of the 50 or so shootings which have occurred since October last year have been consigned the file marked unexplained which are now the focus of investigations.

"The profiling group have now gone through all the cases and come to the conclusion that there are good grounds to believe that it concerns the same perpetrator, but we can not get stuck on the idea," said detective inspector Börje Sjöholm at Skåne county police.

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Police have confirmed that one person has died and eight people have been injured as a result of the attacks which have been compared to the "Laserman" spate of shootings which occurred in the early 1990s.

Laserman was the nickname given to John Ausonius, who shot 11 people of immigrant origin, killing one, in and around Stockholm from August 1991 to January 1992.

Ausonius, who in many of the attacks used a rifle equipped with a laser sight, was sentenced to life behind bars in 1994 and remains in prison.

Just as with the Laserman case, the recent shootings in Malmö come at a time when an openly anti-immigration party has just entered the Swedish parliament.

This year, the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats won 20 seats in parliament in the September 19th election with an especially strong showing in the south of Sweden.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

15:10 October 26, 2010 by Syftfel
Law enforcement, hamstrung by political correctness, does not know what to do. Hence Malmö is on a quick decent to Detroit. Only faster. The naive, uninformed, message of the leftist extremists in above picture tells me there is only one thing to do now. Sell and move out. ""Social orättvisa" is one of tired communist slogans one can only brush off with a scornful chuckle. Walter Ulbricht comes to mind. What the city needs is hard nosed, take-no-prisoners, law enforcement, not "social trygghet". We already have that.
16:23 October 26, 2010 by hpunlimited
What Malmö needs is for Sweden to bring home their troops from Afghanistan and place them in Malmö(the gangster capital of Scandinavia).
19:01 October 26, 2010 by asian369
@TL.."This year, the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats won 20 seats in parliament in the September 19th election with an especially strong showing in the south of Sweden"

Why Sweden democrats are highlighed in this news, any correlation?
20:10 October 26, 2010 by Scambaiter
Syftfel, you are a fool. It's mealy-mouthed, cowardly, right-wing extremists such as yourself ...conveniently posting your bitter, cynical comments on a public forum from the safety of your laptop..that have helped create this climate of fear in the first place.

I'm not a communist myself, nor even left-wing, but I think it's admirable when anyone, regardless of politics, colour or creed, gets up off their ass and takes the time and effort to demonstrate in the cold and rain against this vile psychopath who's sniping at innocent people. More power to them!

And the last thing Sweden or Malmö needs in a trigger-happy, right-wing, fascist police state = "hard nosed, take-no-prisoners, law enforcement". We just need the police to do their job and catch this sicko. I suggest you emigrate to Detroit or Texas in the meantime and see how it's done.

Asian...why do you think?
01:39 October 27, 2010 by glamelixir
@ hpunlimited

I agree in that Sweden should bring their troops back. For the rest of you comment, I will ignore it. It is just as narrow minded as the rest of your comments in this city.

Uneducated, overopinionated and mentally challenged.
02:36 October 27, 2010 by Sam1
Swedish Citizens should now understand the (Road map) a plan was set by the USA and Europe to seek out fortunes from other lands so they stay in their Upper class life...and specially the American life, wall street bailout scam..USA dollar gew stronger and others went down..

War on Iraq since they didnt surender like Gulf gave their ass to USA use it abuse it but let us live...quite smart...but Iraq and other Muslim countries didnt..they got a massive attack by UK - EUrope and USA...hitmen etc killed 100 thousands of people for the SAKE of Petrol...

Now immigration is a natural process when you want to throw some one out of his house and empty his goods and suck the oil from under his feet and sell it at your prices...Divide their land between the west like hynas on a kill...

And those racist idiots NEVER will see the big picture Oh ofcourse they have narrow mind from the beginning... All countries with American presence have lots of MONEY!!! behind it
07:17 October 27, 2010 by digital
Reality check: why is this shooter not labeled as terrorist? Or does one have to be a muslim to be qualified for the title? He is no hero, thats for sure, shooting at unarmed woman!
15:23 October 27, 2010 by Sam1
hahaha Digital shooting at unarmed women, like only unarmed women should be exempted from shooting...Shooting at human beings any human beings or Animals is not human...
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