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Police suspect murder after man shot in head

14 Jan 2013, 15:02

Published: 14 Jan 2013 15:02 GMT+01:00

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Police were alerted at 2.40pm on Monday after a 25-year-old man was reportedly shot in the head.

"The person has died. We have a forensic team on the scene," said Nina Dahlström of the Uppsala police to the Aftonbladet newspaper.

The man was shot outdoors in a residential part of Västerleden in Enköping, eastern Sweden.

According to Aftonbladet, police have brought someone in for questioning, but no arrests have been made.

"Right now, we're in the middle of a murder investigation and are working at full speed. I can't go into any further details," Dahlström told the paper.

The victim was known to police.

Officers are currently knocking on doors in the area and looking for witnesses.

According to the local Upsala Nya Tidning (UNT), police had set up a checkpoint on a road near the scene to inspect cars travelling through the area, snarling rush hour traffic.

Local residents remain rattled by the death.

"It's frustrating that it's so unsafe here," one witness told UNT.

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"You don't feel safe. That's the way my children come home from school.

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Your comments about this article

17:01 January 14, 2013 by NyDag
What else could one suspect in that situation lol?
17:18 January 14, 2013 by Boar
@NyDag! Please stfu.
17:50 January 14, 2013 by Scepticion
Enköping is "east of Sweden". I presume it's in the Baltic Sea then ;-)
19:45 January 14, 2013 by johan rebel
After he was shot in the head? Not before?

Swedish media report that he shot himself in the head in front of several witnesses. That would make it a suicide, not murder.
20:49 January 14, 2013 by Commie
What's with all the headshots lately in Sweden? Blame the violent video games!
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