Regional newspaper Sydsvenskan reported that a man was taken to hospital by ambulance after being shot inside the shopping centre just after 4pm. The extent of his injuries was not immediately known.
“It's messy in there, but one man has been shot – probably in the leg. He has been taken to hospital,” Lotta Svensson, a police officer on the scene, told the paper.
Police cordoned off the area and initially allowed nobody to enter or exit the shopping centre, which houses shops, restaurants and a major supermarket. They later began letting people out after 5pm.
Svensson said officers were investigating the incident and speaking to witnesses. Dog handlers were searching the site for weapons and the potential shooter, however no arrests had been made by 6pm.
It was reported the gunman had been involved in a brawl with the victim.
“It is being investigated as attempted murder, alternatively aggravated assault,” police control room officer Johanna Persson told Sydsvenskan.
Malmö, including its Rosengård district, regularly hits the headlines over gun crime, much of it believed to be gang-related. Last summer police stepped up their presence in the area following a spate of grenade attacks.