The 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head and chest in the Malmö suburb of Rosengård, in the south of Sweden, late on Saturday night, has died in hospital from his injuries.
The support for Sweden's Social Democrats continue to fall and in the first survey of the year, conducted by pollsters Novus opinion, they only received 25.3 percent of votes, a decline by 1.2 percentage points since the last survey.
During the first day of 2012 there were still some 1,000 households in Sweden left with no power as a result of the storm Dagmar, which pummeled Sweden over Christmas.
Police were kept busy during the last evening of 2011 with celebrations all over Sweden getting out of hand and resulting in brawling and firework accidents.
In the dark days between Christmas and New Year, Swedes gather their families, celebrate the season and – buy package holidays to the sun. For 2012 the numbers of holidays sold is at a record high.