Man shot dead near neighbourhood bike path

Man shot dead near neighbourhood bike path
A 27-year-old man was shot and killed in a residential area in Falkenberg, about 100 kilometres south of Gothenburg in southwestern Sweden, late Monday night.

Police received reports of gunfire around 11.30pm and arrived to the Falkagård neighbourhood to find a man with gunshot wounds lying by the side of a bike path adjacent to Solhagavägen.

“Several shots were fired in this neighbourhood,” Halland County police spokesman Lars Grimbeck told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

The victim, who also resided in the area, was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police have classified the deadly shooting as murder. So far, however, no one has been arrested and there are no suspects, Grimbeck told the TT news agency.

“We have some information from witnesses. We’re going to interview them again, but we need more (witnesses) and hope we can make contact with others who saw or heard something before or after the murder,” he said.

The area around where the 27-year-old was found has been cordoned off and forensic investigators are examining the area.

According to police, the victim has no criminal record and police were unwilling to comment on whether the shooting may have been gang related.

“I don’t want to speculate about a motive. The investigation must proceed before we can get into details.” Grimbeck told the Expressen newspaper.

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