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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.

Man shot dead near neighbourhood bike path

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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Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.

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