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Man gunned down in south Stockholm suburb

12 Jul 2012, 06:55

Published: 12 Jul 2012 06:55 GMT+02:00

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Police received reports of several shots being fired on Nynäsvägen in Enskede around 10pm on Wednesday night.

According to police, the victim had just stepped out of his car at a gravel parking area when the two assailants approached him on a scooter.

"One stepped off the scooter and went up to the victim and fired several shots while the other waited. Then they both disappeared from the scene on the scooter," Lars Burman of the Söderort police told the TT news agency.

One witness told the Aftonbladet newspaper how panic ensued among those who witnessed the shooting.

"People were screaming and I threw myself to the ground," the witness said.

Another witness reported hearing an argument followed by four quickly fired shots.

"The man was left lying on the ground and then two people went over and tried to revive him," the witness told the paper.

A burned-up scooter was later found by police on Skrinvägen in the nearby suburb of Gubbängen.

"The assailants changed to a car which was later found in Rågsved," said Burman, referring to another adjoining suburb south of Stockholm.

The 35-year-old man who died from the gunshot wounds has no prior criminal record and police weren't aware of any threats against the man, according to Jenny Svedholm of the Stockholm police.

Several bystanders witnessed the shooting and police are now going collecting evidence and witness statements.

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"There are a lot of people working on this down at the station and many who are out in the field. I can't say exactly how many," said Burman.

As of early Thursday morning, no arrests had been made for the fatal shooting.

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Your comments about this article

07:40 July 12, 2012 by canuk
surely it was a svensson and jonsson that gunned this poor man down...
10:32 July 12, 2012 by TG22
When will politicians finally admit that multiculturalism and mass immigration from Africa/Asia/ME is flushing Sweden down the toilet?
10:49 July 12, 2012 by Localer
yeah and its a venue for ESC 2013 !! time to show the world how violence the town is
11:15 July 12, 2012 by djmarko
seems the perpetrators are immigrants?? thats whats been assumed in here already, the other day, a high profile Swede wife was found dead in what seems to be a drug den, not too many comments on that, just goes to show crime does not discriminate based on colour of skin!!!!
16:15 July 12, 2012 by johan rebel
"The 35-year-old man who died from the gunshot wounds has no prior criminal record."

Eeeh . . . . who says? I hear different.

The victim is yet another one of those blue-eyed and blond Swedes, Ugur Kurt.

And crime may not discriminate, but criminals certainly do. In Sweden, non-citizens, citizens born abroad and those with t least one parent born abroad are responsible for 54.4% of crimes committed 1997-2001 where the perpetrator could be identified. When more recent statistics become available, they will no doubt show a significant increase in share.
22:26 July 12, 2012 by shard
the Breivik Brigade out in force again, I see.

Carry on kids, make your messiah proud.
01:43 July 13, 2012 by NyDag
There will be more breiviks in the future if this keeps happening. People are blind for now, but maybe not in the future.
07:02 July 13, 2012 by gogigboy
It's happened in England. We have police units especially to deal with black on black crime.

England is buggered. There are loads of immigrant rapists who have disappeared into the system and nobody knows where they are.
14:24 July 13, 2012 by rohermoker
How can this be?? Is not murder out lawed?? I can understand how in a violent culture as in the US, but common---Sweden? What do you teach your childern?
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