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Man, woman, dog shot dead on Swedish farm

TT/The Local · 6 Mar 2012, 12:23

Published: 06 Mar 2012 12:23 GMT+01:00

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"All indications are that they have been shot," Dalarna police spokesperson Sven-Åke Petters told the TT news agency.

"They were both lying in the yard."

A dog was also found shot dead.

Police recovered a hunting rifle on the grounds of the farm near where the bodies were found, which is located outside of Fors, north of Avesta.

So far there are no suspects and no arrests have been made.

The victims also have yet to be identified.

A massive police operation was launched earlier on Tuesday following reports of shots being fired on the farm.

"We went there with all of the squad cars we could manage, as well as ambulances," said Petters.

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According to police, it was a neighbour who called police about the shooting shortly before 11am, but it remains unclear what took place on the farm.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

13:31 March 6, 2012 by apelsin000
No wonder Sweden needs immigrants when its people dead at this speed...
13:52 March 6, 2012 by lokalkille
what kind of insensitive comment is that? Do you know if the dead people are of foreign origin?
14:58 March 6, 2012 by Dazzler
Not to mention Sweden does not NEED immigrants for anything,
15:12 March 6, 2012 by bramblebush
Who would shoot a poor dog?
17:29 March 6, 2012 by heleeriks
The scene's an exact recurrence of 0:00-5:00 in the 2010 film "The American" starred by George Clooney with all the elements involved:

in a farm of Dalarna, snow, morning, a man and a woman dead, rifle, dog (footprint), no suspects found
18:00 March 6, 2012 by Vill
My guess is the man shot his dog and wife then killed himself. They were probably having financial difficulty. This happens quite frequently these days.
20:08 March 6, 2012 by philster61
I guess the dog shot the man, then the woman, then shot itself
20:39 March 6, 2012 by zooeden
You know the motto "take no hostages" but this is extreme!!!
10:46 March 7, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
Tragic case...
14:48 May 12, 2012 by Harry Grouse
In cases like this bringing in a proffesional outdoorsman and tracker is the first thing to do to comb the area while evidence is still fresh. Then at least we would know if someone came from the woods
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