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Man gunned down in south Stockholm suburb

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06:55 CEST+02:00
A 35-year-old man was shot dead in the south Stockholm suburb of Enskede on Wednesday night, with the suspected assailants fleeing the scene on a scooter.

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.

"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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