One dead after shooting in central Sweden

One dead after shooting in central Sweden
Swedish police are investigating a shooting in Örebro. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT
One of three men hurt in a shooting in central Sweden has died from his injuries, the regional police in Örebro said on Monday.

Swedish police are investigating after three people were gunned down in the Vivalla part of Örebro on Sunday. The murder victim, a 21-year-old man, died at around 10am on Monday morning.

Officers said that a 29-year-old man was still being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries, while the third man, 20, had been able to leave hospital.

“The investigation work is continuing at full speed. We're running this as a so-called 'special incident' and have been aided by police called in from nearby constabularies,” Bo Andersson, police area head of Örebro county, told Swedish newswire TT.

Nobody has been arrested since the shooting, which took place in a housing area in northern parts of Örebro on Sunday afternoon. All three men are previously known to police.

“I saw three men arguing. One of them was on the receiving end of a series of punches. You can still see the blood on the steps outside the front door to my building. I later heard the shots but I didn't see the actual shooting,” a resident in the area told regional newspaper Nerikes Allehanda.

Meanwhile, officers have stepped up their presence in the area and are urging more witnesses to come forward.

“We're looking at this crime very seriously. Three people shot in the middle of a housing area when people are outside,” Andersson told TT.

Southern Sweden in particular has been plagued by gang-related gun violence in recent months, especially in Malmö and Gothenburg.

Sweden's most recent gun amnesty produced 15,000 weapons and more than 36 tonnes of ammunition.