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Two men shot in Norrköping

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06:42 CEST+02:00
Two men were gunned down in central Norrköping on Saturday night, with one of them still in a critical condition on Sunday morning.

Police continued the search for one or more perpetrators on Saturday night.

The police received a report of gunfire at a restaurant in St. Persgatan in central Norrköping at around 7.30pm. A man living nearby witnessed some of the events unfold and told news agency TT that he had heard three or four shots fired.

One of the victims of the shooting was left lying on the pavement, while the other man's feet could be seen sticking out from the door of a tanning bed.

Both men were transferred to Vrinnevi hospital for emergency surgery.

Later in the evening, local Östergötland county health authority announced that a 33-year-old man from Norrköping was in a life threatening condition.

The other injured man is 35 and is also based in Norrköping. His condition was described as serious.

Both men remained in intensive care on Sunday morning.

A witness told the Aftonbladet daily that the shooting was preceded by the assault of another person on St. Persgatan.

"None of the shooting victims feature in our records. There is no indication that this is gang related," said police spokesperson Joakim Stenman to news agency TT shortly after 11pm.

The police are continuing to conduct interviews with witnesses and to carried out a forensic examination of the location. It has not yet been possible to establish whether the attack was carried by one of more perpetrators.

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