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Man arrested after Stockholm killing

TT/The Local/pvs · 27 Nov 2010, 08:43

Published: 27 Nov 2010 08:43 GMT+01:00

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The suspected gunman has now been formerly arrested and a weapon, thought to be the murder weapon, has been found.

Police received the alarm over the shooting shortly before 6.30pm. Witnesses were able to point out the direction in which the gunman fled and police gave chase, arresting the man shortly after.

"It was the first unit at the scene which arrested the man," said Ulf Lindgren, a spokesperson for Stockholm police.

The dead person was sitting in a red car registered to a person living in Uppsala.

A preliminary investigation into murder has been opened and according to a Scanpix photographer, the car was parked on Scheelegatan facing north, a short distance from the main police station in the Kungsholmen area of central Stockholm.

Police on Saturday remained reticent with details pertaining to the victim's gender, age and other personal details of the suspected killer.

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"We can't release any more information now," said Marie Öberg at Norrmalm police to the TT news agency.

"The identification of the victim is not yet complete and thus next of kin have not been informed.

TT/The Local/pvs (news@thelocal.se)

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10:48 November 27, 2010 by JulieLou40
Comment removed by The Local for breach of our terms.
11:01 November 27, 2010 by villjobba

Note also that the local likes to attach to articles pictures that are not always necessarily those of the issues in the story.
11:32 November 27, 2010 by JulieLou40
So is it not the right pic then?
14:13 November 27, 2010 by here for the summer
@julie why complain about the local.
14:19 November 27, 2010 by StockholmSam
Well, it would be a drag if it were not a picture of the real victim's car and you recognized the plate number. On the other hand, do any of you know the registration numbers of your friends'/family's cars? Where do you look that info up? Can I look up that registration number somewhere online and find out the identity of the car owner?
16:23 November 27, 2010 by simpleandeasy
Please stop blaming the police. The car coulb be a friend's car or the victim was a passenger in a friends car. Also the victim could be an immigrant whose next of kin is far off from Sweden or travelled out. The picture above just shows the scene and thats it. If you check this registration with vagverket, you will only

get details about the car and not the owner.
17:47 November 27, 2010 by JulieLou40
@ simpleandeasy:..Er, who blamed the police? I think if you bother to actually read the comments above, you will see that it was The Local that were getting blamed. Doh.
19:09 November 27, 2010 by Antonito
Should we warn, for example, the Southafrican newspapers to publish that Sweden is a dangerous country?
13:16 November 28, 2010 by conboy
Well in South Africa Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers are not murdered on a regular basis.
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