The alarm was raised just before 4pm on Monday when someone heard several shots on the southern Swedish city's Ystadsvägen road.
Several witnesses saw the incident, according to police.
“We are speaking with witnesses just now in order to get as consistent a picture as possible,” police press spokesperson Calle Persson told Swedish news agency TT.
The area where the incident took place has been cordoned off and police technicians are working at the scene.
The injured man was taken to hospital in an ambulance and it is currently unclear how seriously injured he is. Police have also travelled to the hospital to identify him and speak with him if possible.