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Gunman at large after Stockholm shooting

23 Dec 2012, 10:27

Published: 23 Dec 2012 10:27 GMT+01:00

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A large section of the city centre was cordoned off. Police believe the shooter could still be in the area.

The 23-year-old victim was brought to hospital with serious injuries. According to witnesses, two shots were fired and the man was hit in the throat.

"He has lost some feeling from the neck down, but I can't say if it is life threatening or not," said Jonas Palm of the Stockholm police.

The shooter is wanted over attempted murder.

So far, police have made no arrests, but said they have a good description of the suspect and high hopes of finding the person.

The shooting happened under one of the bridge crossing Kungsgatan, a busy street in the Stockholm city centre.

Police were called around 4 am on Sunday morning. Since there were patrols nearby the police were able to take immediate measures to hinder suspects from leaving the area.

"We have indications of what triggered the incident but cannot say anything about it since the investigation is at a sensitive stage," said Mikael Ericson, a police spokesman.

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He confirmed that the police are treating the case as attempted murder and have launched a preliminary investigation.

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Your comments about this article

17:38 December 23, 2012 by Gardian
Its very clear that American will water-boarding them so they will say everything you want to hear. that is the reason we need to be careful before judge these guys.

For Mr @Rishonim I think you misunderstood the point these folks are Swedish and that have all the right to get legal support from the consulate as like any other citizen.

you talking from you comfort bed with nonsense rubbish , I wish if you get water boarded, and F- ass get rape you will clearly admit that you war behind 9/11. just clueless idiot.
09:08 December 24, 2012 by EtoileBrilliant
What about city wide CCTV?
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