Teenage refugee shot in the face

A 16-year-old refugee was shot and severely injured in Eslöv, southern Sweden, on Saturday evening at a refugee housing facility.

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.

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.

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