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Man gunned down in south Stockholm suburb

TT/The Local/kh · 19 Jun 2011, 10:32

Published: 19 Jun 2011 10:32 GMT+02:00

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The detainee is suspected of murder or manslaughter after a 25-year-old man was found shot to death Satruday in a stairwell in Fittja,

“He was arrested on the basis of observations made of him and his behaviour after the crime,” Stefan Färdigs, a spokesperson for Stockholm County police, told the TT news agency.

The victim, a man born in 1984 and known for past crimes, was found at about 4.30pm, according to reports.

When the ambulance arrived at the scene, rescuers immediately began working on him.

“They tried to revive him, but regarded it as useless,” said Färdigs to the TT.

Several empty shells were found in the staircase, suggesting that it was also the scene of the crime.

Authorities would not comment as to how many shots wounded the deceased nor would they provide details about the caliber of the weapon used.

Police officers followed up on witness information from people near the area of the crime scene.

Shortly before 9pm Saturday authorities arrested the 32-year-old man without incident in his Botkyrka home as a suspect for the crime.

“The suspect is known by police,” said Färdigs.

Police knocked on the doors of others in the neighbourhood, looking for witnesses.

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The stairwell was cordoned off for forensic examination.

No other suspects have been identified at this time but police do not rule out that there may have been others involved.

Authorities continue to question people in the area.

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

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Your comments about this article

12:47 June 19, 2011 by Truthgate
Wow, This is in Sweden,,,,
14:31 June 19, 2011 by Kaethar
I realise The Local is made up of primarily English-speaking (often American) immigrants but does that have to mean you report the news like you do in your home countries? There is other stuff happening in Sweden besides gang-related gun crimes you know. This "go with the gun" mentality simply leads to skewed reporting. Just a thought...
14:40 June 19, 2011 by byke
Kaethar, I feel the same way.

But unless people like yourself actually email the general manager of the local and complain (like I have) then we won't ever see a change. And for any immigrants that use the local as their main source it will give them a very scewed perception of where they live ..... Only increasing tensions.
15:03 June 19, 2011 by erichaney
I am an American moving to Stockholm this October. I agree with you both. My wife and I have been involved in Humanitarian Aid and mentoring young people for a long time. The good things you see or are involved in do not get much press here in the states. I would say that the Local does a much better job than the press here in America.
15:13 June 19, 2011 by DJECKY
Yes the Local writers are really LOCAL indeed.At times i dont understand their English.

For me it seems as if, it is the young Swedish Primary School children who are taking practice in English.though i dont understand Swedish but the local could employ me to be doing corrections on their scripts.or they can explain the content of the Storey by words then i write it down.

Hey The Local ,We depend on you guys get down on business if you want to be in business.
15:35 June 19, 2011 by Valdemaratterdag

I think "The Local" would be better served steering away from employing you as an editor. Or more exactly: I know a fourth grader who could help you with your own comments above.
16:36 June 19, 2011 by james7
"The victim, a man born in 1984 and known for past crimes" "The suspect is known by police," said Färdigs. It looks like the suspect did Sweden a favor by getting rid of this criminal. Too bad the suspect didn't turn the gun on himself so that there would be two less criminals for the police and the taxpayers to be bothered with.
17:14 June 19, 2011 by GLO
This is the new Sweden... Open borders, no idea who you have in your country.
21:26 June 19, 2011 by infidel2012
Comment removed by The Local for breach of our terms.
21:51 June 19, 2011 by axiom
I only moved to Sweden a few years ago, but certainly even I have noticed that gun crimes are on the increase.

Not to mention strange crimes like people robbing banks dressed as apes or something...
23:16 June 19, 2011 by wenddiver
If this keeps up we will be able to sell Swedes tourist trips to Detroit, so they can get some Peace and Quiet.
01:36 June 20, 2011 by technoviking
These stories really are pointless... same as they are in the US.

Probably drug or crime related, more of the same nonsense. Nothing to see here.
05:30 June 20, 2011 by chemist007
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13:00 June 20, 2011 by Arturio
These gunslingers are increasing day by day in sweden. The new texas Sweden is coming, do you think will a good business to open an "OK Corral" pub in stockholm?
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