Man shot dead in Stockholm ‘execution’

A 32-year-old man has been shot dead in his car in Stockholm, with witnesses describing the attack as a brutal killing.

Man shot dead in Stockholm 'execution'
Police examine the shattered window of the Audi car after a man was shot dead in Sollentuna on November 25th 2014. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer /TT

The man was gunned down on Tuesday evening in the Sollentuna suburb. Witnesses described how a luxury Mercedes car pulled up alongside another car and the driver fired several shots from close range. 

"It was a pure execution," a local resident who witnessed the murder told the Aftonbladet newspaper. The witness said that between seven and eight shots were fired in the attack.

Police and emergency services arrived quickly on the scene and found the 32-year-old man slumped in his car. He later died of his injuries.

The authorities believe the killing may be connected with two other recent murders carried out in Stockholm. Newspaper Aftonbladet reported that the victim's name has cropped up in several police investigations over the course of the past year.

Police have opened a murder inquiry and have questioned four people in connection with the incident. Two of those were still being questioned into the early hours of Wednesday morning but were subsequently released. 

"It is two people who were brought in for questioning after being stopped near the site. That does not mean they are suspects," Lars Byström, Stockholm police's press spokesperson, told the TT news agency.

Several witnesses have also come forward and the attack has been classified as murder by police.  

Police have yet to arrest a suspect but have managed to recover the vehicle believed to have been used in the shooting. 

"The car has been impounded and will now be examined by a technician," Byström added. 

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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.