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One killed in southern Sweden shoot-out

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One killed in southern Sweden shoot-out
15:43 CET+01:00
One person is dead and a second victim remains hospitalized following a shooting near Helsingborg in southern Sweden on Wednesday as police continue to hunt for suspects.

"I saw a dead person lying on the ground," a witness told the local Helsingsborgs-Dagblad newspaper (HD).

A number of witnesses reported hearing several shots and said the victim was a middle-aged man, but regional police did not confirm the information.

One witness told the newspaper that a man wearing a mask and dressed in dark blue clothing ran away from the scene of the crime.

A second person received gun shot wounds and was taken to hospital, but the police are remaining tight lipped about the two victims.

"The person has been shot, I have no information about how serious the injuries are," Skåne police spokesperson Helena Ralmark told HD.

The police have cordoned off the surrounding area. A car found nearby was also reportedly taken away for forensic investigation.

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