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Malmö man shot in leg after row in staircase

TT/The Local/vt · 15 Jan 2011, 13:25

Published: 15 Jan 2011 13:25 GMT+01:00

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No one has been made and the suspects remain at large, Malmö police reported on Saturday.

At around 9pm on Friday evening, police were dispatched to Kantatgatan in southern Malmö's Lindängen district after receiving a report that a man had been shot in the leg. He also received a blow to the head.

Police are looking for two suspected offenders in their 20s. As of early Saturday morning, the two men remained at large.

The man and his wife had earlier spoken to the two young men who were hanging out in the staircase. They left, but later returned, after which the row erupted, culminating in the shooting, according to Bo Paulsson, internal officer in command at the Malmö police.

"We have conducted a technical study and found prints and empty shell casings," Paulsson told news agency TT on Saturday.

Police have also knocked on doors in the area while searching for the two suspected offenders. Paulsson did not reveal what kind of weapon was used in the attack.

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The man was taken to hospital by ambulance. He was slightly injured, according to Malmö Hospital, but remains hospital for observation, newspaper Sydsvenskan wrote on its website on Saturday.

The man who was shot was not previously known to police.

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

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Your comments about this article

14:25 January 15, 2011 by Mesost
oh dear, guns are becoming a daily thing in Sweden.
16:06 January 15, 2011 by gabeltoon
What is happening to the young generations these days? Have they no respect for others.
18:15 January 15, 2011 by Arturio
The article is not complete: the two peoples were not swedish and they dont mention where those two thugs were from.
18:59 January 15, 2011 by voiceofreason
"The man who was shot was not previously known to police"

This would presume that the Swedish police know every criminal in town. Is it not simple enough to say that "He has no criminal background".
19:44 January 15, 2011 by landofthesheeple
If the victim legally owened a gun, the perps wouldn't be hard to find, as they'd be laying face down for a dirt nap.
20:49 January 15, 2011 by Lakshmi72
It would be interesting to know more about the shooters.

I suppose they were not Swedish.
23:24 January 15, 2011 by Sweetdishgurl
I think it is silly that Swedish news cannot tell you the race/ethnicity of criminals or victims. Most crime involving guns are done by Arab or Eastern European thugs. And I agree with Landofthesheeple that Swedes need to start carrying guns for personal protection. If the refugee thugs can get a hold of guns so should the average Swede. I am from Malmö and I call it "little Baghdad".
00:14 January 16, 2011 by Tanskalainen
@Sweetdishgurl I like your nick name and the way you think! Are you blonde? Maybe we can kick a few wogs some evening.
17:10 January 16, 2011 by kcussmilsum
If the victim was a legal gun owner, the thugs would've been taking a dirt nap : )
17:22 January 16, 2011 by BigBilly
Cue picture of staircase in case we don't know what one looks like.
03:00 January 17, 2011 by Anti-kontrol
The two guys in their 20s, swedes or ethnic swedes....my guess is the 1st one.
06:04 January 17, 2011 by JoeSwede
Apartment living in southern Sweden is sounding so safe nowadays.
06:29 January 17, 2011 by RobinHood
It is a bit scary to read the posts from pro firearm posters #6 and #8 displaying their ignorance so blatantly.

These calling for a gun battle in the stairwell of a residential building should stick to their DVD collection, their Playstations, and their violent, ignorant fantasies, instead of making fools of themselves here.

Anyone properly trained in firearms knows that bullets are easily capable of penetrating walls, windows, doors and sleeping children, and for that reason, firearms should never be used in a public building, even in self defence.

That is why in civilized countries, firearms are restricted to the highly trained, posters like #6 and #8, are not allowed anywhere near them, and we are all much safer because of it.
19:57 January 17, 2011 by Icarusty
I bet you the two chavs were white Swedish kids indoctrinated in a world of entitlement, whilst the couple were both hardworking people of immigrant origin just trying to get on by in life without trouble, and gets a bullet for daring to speak back to whites.

Amazing how easy one can twist a story to suit one's agenda.
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