• Sweden's news in English

Gothenburg police hunt for shootout suspects

TT/The Local · 23 Apr 2011, 11:02

Published: 23 Apr 2011 11:02 GMT+02:00

Facebook Twitter Google+ reddit

Four men suffered gunshot wounds and three were taken to hospital. Sahlgrenska University Hospital has reported that the men are in stable, but serious condition.

Several witnesses told TT that a man took out a pistol and started shooting after a violent argument had escalated. Witnesses then saw the suspect shoot several bullets into the air before fleeing the scene.

A 20-year-old man received life-threatening injuries, while two others were seriously injured, press secretary Marianne Thulin at Sahlgrenska University Hospital told TT.

One witness watched the entire drama through a window. “I was lying down and resting and suddenly I heard someone who was angry and voices were raised,” the witness told TT.

“I got up and looked out the window and saw there were some men standing up and arguing,” the witness said. “Suddenly someone had a gun in their hand. It was hard to see if it was real but obviously it was. I was most shocked at first.”

Story continues below…

A number of people were sitting on their balconies overlooking the street. Several women and a child were among the people at the ice cream cafe at the time of the shooting.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Facebook Twitter Google+ reddit

Your comments about this article

15:36 April 23, 2011 by darky
But this is not strange ! Send them to E20 to check speeds above 120KM/H. I came to realise that the name Police is the uniform and not the person putting the uniform on. Take away the uniform, he will also rape.
16:50 April 23, 2011 by DAVID T
maybe they are looking for the students from the jungle party
20:28 April 23, 2011 by Swedesmith
"You didn't sprinkle nuts on my ice cream cone!' Blam Blam Blam
05:21 April 24, 2011 by repat_xpat
Multi-culturalism at its finest. Gothenburg will soon be a child of Malmo. No Jews aloud.
08:24 April 24, 2011 by rise
"Multi-culturalism at its finest."

Ha ha!! I'm going to steal that line of yours if it's ok with you! :D
11:13 April 24, 2011 by Arturio
This story smell of immigration out of control.
11:26 April 24, 2011 by johnny1939
Add Ice cream shops to your list of dangerous places....leaping lizards!!!!!!
12:52 April 24, 2011 by wenddiver
Have to remember when not sighning up for the Swedish Camping Adventure and hanging, don't substitute the Swedish Ice Cream Adventure.

These Swedes seem to be pretty wild, maybe our Government should put out a warning, so that people from Detroit and Los Angles don't go anywhere dangerous. Ha, Ha.
16:45 April 24, 2011 by infidel2012
What, crimes in Sweden? No way.

Gee, I thought this country was immune to such a thing.

Yes, every thing is just so perfect here.


I was going to go to the Camping Adventure ride, but due to cut backs, visitors must supply their own ropes.

I thought last years Stockholm ride was quite a blast : - )
22:38 April 24, 2011 by jack sprat
Well to be fair most of the cops are tied up in whorehouses at the moment, Noses to the ground, Ears to the wall., Batons at the ready !
02:27 April 25, 2011 by wenddiver
@Infidel2012- They have a long way to go, I used to have a business in New Orleans where the local people would openly brag that their young men were the best, because they were number one in Murders andMmissing people nation wide. Needless to say, I carried a pistol everywhere I went and was very glad to have it. As Sweden gets more immigration from the rest of the World they may regret not having their own pistols.
02:45 April 26, 2011 by repat_xpat
@ Rise, Please do, and no need to cite the source. I think I stole it anyway.

@ Wendii, I live near Detroit. -- Your right, we need to know where not to go.
Today's headlines
Revealed: Game of Thrones could be coming to Sweden
Game of Thrones cast members at the Emmy Awards in September. Photo: Jordan Strauss/AP

The producers of the hit show have asked for three rounds of location pictures of Swedish island Gotland.

Prime Minister to meet Swedish troops in Iraq
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his Kurdish counterpart Nechervan Barzani. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Sweden's Prime Minister Löfven is set to meet Swedish troops in Iraq on Tuesday.

Swedish politicians wage war on winter time
Soon it will look like this on your way home from work in Sweden. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Should Sweden stick with summer time all year round?

'Don't turn the Pope into a global teddy bear'
Sweden's Queen Silvia and Princess Leonore visiting Pope Francis in the Vatican last year. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

It's time to hold the Pope to account and make sure he turns his words about reform into action, argues a minister of the Swedish Church ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Sweden.

Löfven: 'Sweden will double its number of troops in Iraq'
Stefan Löfven and Haider al-Abadi during the visit on Monday. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has promised to double his country's number of troops in Iraq following a meeting with Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi on Monday.

Will Swedes soon be looking for fairtrade porn?
Should Swedes think fairtrade with porn? Photo: Karin Malmhav/SvD/TT

A fairtrade attitude to pornography would be beneficial, Sweden's health minister told The Local.

Presented by Stockholm University
Nordic fashion in focus at Stockholm University
Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

Nordic fashion took centre stage in the Swedish capital last week as Stockholm University hosted the “first-ever” academic conference looking at luxury and sustainability in the fashion industry.

Referee, coach and parents in Swedish youth football fight
File photo of a referee holding a red card not related to the story. Photo: Stefan Jerrevång/TT

A football dad broke his leg in the brawl in front of 11-year-old kids after a Hammarby youth football game.

Illicit abattoir kept more than 100 bulls' penises
A couple of young bulls not related to the story. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Dried cattle genitalia, goats' heads and hundreds of litres of lard were just a few of the many strange finds discovered when police raided a property in Sweden.

This is officially Sweden's most beautiful beard
The most beautiful beard in Sweden. Photo: Memo Göcek

According to a jury of barbers and 'well known bearded profiles', that is.

Sponsored Article
Last chance to vote absentee in the US elections
Why we're convinced Game of Thrones is based on Sweden
Sponsored Article
This is Malmö: Football capital of Sweden
People-watching: October 21st-23rd
Fury at plans that 'threaten the IB's survival' in Sweden
Blog updates

6 October

10 useful hjälpverb (The Swedish Teacher) »

"Hej! I think the so-called “hjalpverb” (auxiliary verbs in English) are a good way to get…" READ »


8 July

Editor’s blog, July 8th (The Local Sweden) »

"Hej readers, It has, as always, been a bizarre, serious and hilarious week in Sweden. You…" READ »

Sponsored Article
Where is the Swedish music industry heading?
Analysis & Opinion
Are we just going to let half the country die?
Sponsored Article
Why you should 'grab a chair' on Stockholm's tech scene
Angry elk chases Swede up a lamp post
The Local Voices
'Alienation in Sweden feels better: I find myself a stranger among scores of aliens'
People-watching: October 20th
Sponsored Article
Stockholm: creating solutions to global challenges
The Local Voices
A layover at Qatar airport brought this Swedish-Kenyan couple together - now they're heading for marriage
Sponsored Article
Swedish for programmers: 'It changed my life'
Swede punches clown that scared his grandmother
Fans throw flares and enter pitch in Swedish football riot
Sponsored Article
Top 7 tips to help you learn Swedish
Could Swedish blood test solve 'Making a Murderer'?
Sponsored Article
‘Extremism can't be defeated on the battlefield alone’
Property of the week: Linnéstaden, Gothenburg
Swedish school to build gender neutral changing room
Sponsored Article
Stockholm: creating solutions to global challenges
People-watching: October 14th-16th
Sponsored Article
Why you should 'grab a chair' on Stockholm's tech scene
Man in Sweden assaulted by clowns with broken bottle
Sponsored Article
Where is the Swedish music industry heading?
Nobel Prize 2016: Literature
Sponsored Article
One expat's strategy for making friends in Stockholm
Watch the man who discovered Bob Dylan react to his Nobel Prize win
Sponsored Article
Nordic fashion in focus at Stockholm University
Record numbers emigrating from Sweden
People-watching: October 12th
The Local Voices
'Swedish startups should embrace newcomers' talents - there's nothing to fear'
How far right are the Sweden Democrats?
Property of the week: Triangeln, Malmö
Sweden unveils Europe's first elk hut
People-watching: October 7th-9th
The Local Voices
Syria's White Helmets: The Nobel Peace Prize would have meant a lot, but pulling a child from rubble is the greatest reward
Missing rune stone turns up in Sweden
jobs available