Shots fired in Malmö apartment

A series of shots ricocheted around an apartment Saturday night in Malmö, southern Sweden. Although no one was injured, police suspect attempted murder.

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.

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.

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