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Two men shot in Stockholm

TT/Clara Guibourg · 14 Aug 2011, 09:20

Published: 14 Aug 2011 09:20 GMT+02:00

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The police don't think the younger man, who was shot in the foot, was a planned victim.

"He was probably just in the way," said police officer Kjell Hellström of the Västerort police force to newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

"He's going into surgery on Sunday, he's got a bullet in his heel."

The 25-year-old spent the night in surgery at Karolinska University Hospital, after being hit by numerous bullets, in his stomach and his leg.

"It looks like he's going to make it," said Hellström to news agency TT.

Stockholm police are operating under the assumption that the gun shots were meant for the 25-year-old. He's identified, and is already in police records, according to Hellström.

"We think there's been some sort of settlement here, where the gunman came up and shot at this person. But the man who was shot won't say anything, he says he doesn't know who shot."

No one has been arrested for the shooting, which occurred at 10pm Saturday evening, but several people witnessed the incident and have been interviewed by the police, who are confident the perpetrator will be found.

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"We've taken a lot of information from witnesses, we've got a good description, and have the footage from the subway and other nearby institutions," said Hellström to Dagens Nyheter.

"We should be able to solve this in good time."

TT/Clara Guibourg (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

11:56 August 14, 2011 by scrawler
Is he targeting the immigrants?
12:26 August 14, 2011 by andyron2
"We should be able to solve this in good time."

6 months to a year may be?
12:33 August 14, 2011 by Gordy
How much does The Local pay Google for translating these stories?
12:52 August 14, 2011 by Uncle
Where is iraniboy to inform about the color of this guy hair?
13:11 August 14, 2011 by Stickeroo
Nothing, they press the "translate" button on the toolbar lol.

Kinda odd how to police are giving out so much info right away. Kinda hinders the investigation.
13:45 August 14, 2011 by andyron2
That must be the only standard investiation procedure of the police here...slow guns.wonder what happens when there will be no witness at all.
20:44 August 14, 2011 by johan rebel
"Two men, a 16-year-old and a 25-year-old, have been forced to surgery "

Forced to surgery? Kicking and screaming? Against their will?

Most peculiar!
23:23 August 14, 2011 by Smallnose
@ Johan Rebel, yes against their will, the two men are familiair with the Swedish medical care. You forgot the breast surgery incidents, 69-year-old patient in the bathroom, shortage of educated doctors, emigration of nurses to Norway for better pay and higher standards.
11:46 August 16, 2011 by aragones
It seems to be another act of Eastern mafias.
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