The 2pm shooting occurred on Lantmätaregatan, a street with several restaurants and cafes, and in front of many eye-witnesses who were out in the beautiful Easter weekend weather.
Both managed to stay alive, according to Ulf Edberg, spokesperson for the Gothenburg police.
“It is unclear how seriously injured the men are but all are living,” he told the TT news agency.
“With some it was more urgent than with others.”
The two targeted individuals were shot in the same place but police won’t say exactly how many shots were fired.
Three of the gunshot victims were taken to Sahlgrenska Hospital, while the fourth was taken to Östra Hospital.
The police remain very tight-lipped about the incident.
“We ourselves do not yet have a clear picture of what happened. And we have yet to hear from any witnesses so therefore I cannot reveal what we know. Witnesses can be influenced by what they hear from other places,” Edberg said.
Shortly after 3pm police confirmed that a total of four people have been hospitalized, sustaining injuries related to the shooting.
“There are four people with various injuries,” Edberg said through the police website.
The area has been cordoned off with a large number of police officers grooming the site in search of the offenders.
No arrests have been made.