Stockholm man dies from shot to the face

Heavily armed police were called to the scene of a shooting in central Stockholm on Monday, where they discovered an unidentified man who had been shot in the face and later died from his injuries.

Stockholm man dies from shot to the face

Police officers arrived at the Södermalm island address on Magnus Ladulåsgatan around midday after receiving reports of a disturbance. They found a man who had been injured by gunfire.

“He was hit by several shots, some of which hit him in the face,” Peter Matilainen of the Stockholm police told the TT news agency.

The man was taken to hospital where he later died from his injuries, prompting police to open a murder investigation. Police cordoned off the area and have conducted interviews with witnesses.

“It’s still somewhat unclear what happened,” police spokesman Ulf Lindgren told the TT news agency, but his colleagues later on Monday arrested a woman on suspicion of aiding a criminal.

“She’s suspected of protecting a criminal because of actions she took on the scene that may complicate the investigation,” police spokeswoman Towe Hägg told TT.

Police have brought in a further five people for questioning, but have not named anyone as suspected of pulling the trigger. The investigators were also yet to establish the identity of the victim.

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Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

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Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden.