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Teenage refugee shot in the face

TT/The Local/cg · 10 Apr 2012, 13:26

Published: 16 Oct 2011 09:55 GMT+02:00
Updated: 10 Apr 2012 13:26 GMT+02:00

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Skåne police have arrested a 21-year-old man, suspected of attempted murder of the younger boy.

The 21-year-old was arrested just before 4am, on the night between Saturday and Sunday. By then the boy had been taken to Skåne's University Hospital in Lund.

"We're classifying it as attempted murder," Helena Ralmark, press officer at the Skåne police force, confirmed to news agency TT.

The teenager was in serious but stable condition, reported the Skåne police during the night.

A 19-year-old man was first arrested, suspected of being accessory to the attempted murder, after having been identified by witnesses.

The arrested 21-year-old and 19-year-old are both known to the police, as they have both had previous involvement in drug offenses.

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According to the police, the 19-year-old was under the influence of drugs when arrested.

Police are still uncertain what caused the shooting and witnesses are currently being questioned about the incident.

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

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07:15 October 17, 2011 by SecondGen
Is this here because it's a notable story? Is this sort of thing rare in Sweden?

(I'm curious).

As an example, for my city, the Chicago Tribune says 1 dead, 6 wounded in overnight shootings last night not including an 11 year old girl wounded in a drive by during the day (in fact, in Chicago drive by shootings are quite common). Also, the trib front page lists at least one fatal stabbing (we tend to average at least one person killed per night in town).

I believe Sweden's population is about the size of the Chicago metro-area (Chicago Metro is about 9.5 million and Chicago proper with 2.7 million) although I think we may have a much higher density of people, even with the housing projects torn down and scattered site housing.
08:06 October 17, 2011 by rise
@ SecondGen

It is sadly becoming lesser and lesser rare although Sweden isn't the wild west like the states are (where everybody are born with a weapon as sure as they're born with a bum).
11:52 October 17, 2011 by Streja
I don't think the kid was Swedish.
13:13 October 17, 2011 by zooeden
Streja you are probably some ball scratchin soffa surfin serbian neanderthal incultus, but lets hope the 21 year old male gets a hard sentence!
16:48 November 4, 2011 by GeoC
@SecondGen I come from 2 hours away from Chi Town...trust me, Sweden is like a kiddy playground in comparison. Things do happen but that's with anywhere you go but the rate here is low even with such a tiny population.
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