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Shots fired in Malmö apartment

TT/The Local/kh · 18 Sep 2011, 10:41

Published: 18 Sep 2011 10:41 GMT+02:00

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Five or six shots fired Saturday night from a close range struck both the exterior wall and balcony railing of an apartment in Malmö.

The owner of the apartment, uninjured, saw a man running from the scene at Sofiagatan in the city’s southwest corner.

No arrests had been made and no suspects had been determined as of Sunday morning.

Police classified the incident as attempted murder after technicians determined the shots were fired from approximately 10 metres away.

An hour and a half prior to the 8pm shooting, a rock had been thrown against the window of the same apartment.

Police kept the apartment under surveillance during the night due to the risk that the offender might return.

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It was not determined if the owner of the apartment was the intended target. He himself is known by the authorities and has a previous record.

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

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13:34 September 18, 2011 by StockholmSam
Wow, Malmö is in southern Sweden? I am sure glad the author of this piece clarified that point in the story's lead.
13:41 September 18, 2011 by jeffi_in_denmark
Oh man... every time I read one of these incident stories in Malmö it just makes me sad. Makes me happy I no longer live there, but sad. I loved this city, loved the culture, the parks, even enjoyed attending some SFI (and still default to Swedish over Danish), but the violence is just getting closer and closer to where I used to live. Just sad to see it go like that.
14:01 September 18, 2011 by jostein
And this is news exactly why? It happens every week.
14:22 September 18, 2011 by Tysknaden
@jostein: The wanted to mention Malmö is (geographically) located in Sweden.
16:12 September 18, 2011 by Scansson
It's the "Happiest Place on Earth", ...

oh, wait a minute... I got that place confused with Disneyland : )
16:31 September 18, 2011 by t64
They could build a high wall with razor wire on top all the way around Malmo and convert it into a large prison. Current residents all stay and as others outside can't get along in society they too get incarcerated in The City.
21:10 September 18, 2011 by Roland Pettersson
The New Sweden.
23:09 September 18, 2011 by Tysknaden
This is an misunderstanding. This guy only tried to clean his gun! No murder attempt.
00:49 September 19, 2011 by johnny1939
So the police suspect attempted murder hehe....gee wiz why would they do that? The incompetence of the Swedish police is truly astounding. Better take care of yourself because you cannot rely on these clowns for anything these days. Sweden is a wonderful place for all criminals regardless of creed and national origin. we are importing them "en masse".
01:25 September 19, 2011 by Chickybee
Malmo will evolve into the New Gaza.

Daily violence, rape, constant threats, social tension and the ethnic cleansing has already started.

No-go areas will evolve where strict laws for religion, dress-code and regulations for food, etc will be imposed and any negative foreign policy will result in immediate violence against those who have dared to impliment it.

What was the country most immigrants dreamed of moving to because of its welfare and justice - its neutrality and security will resemble the Middle East.

Where will refugees got to then?
11:04 September 19, 2011 by McChatter
Wonder where the perpetrator(s) got the firearm? Found it in the Ikea canteen in Stockholm by any chance?

It´s time Reepalu cleaned up his town.
12:21 September 19, 2011 by Svensksmith
Tinme for a name change: Mal-MoFo.
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