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Two arrested in connection with murder of Malmö teen

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Two arrested in connection with murder of Malmö teen
Floral tributes at the bus stop where 16-year-old Ahmed Obaid was shot and killed last January. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
07:58 CEST+02:00
Two men have been arrested suspected of being complicit in the murder of a 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Malmö last January.

The same two men had been arrested last week suspected of being involved in a different murder of a 23-year-old man in the same city, newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.

It had previously been speculated that there is a link between the two murders. The 23-year-old killed last week is reportedly a witness in the investigation of the shooting of the 16-year-old, arriving at the scene shortly after he was shot and taking a photograph which he then uploaded to social media. The 23-year-old explained to police that he did so in order to prove that he was there to help, according to the newspaper.

The fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ahmed Obaid at a bus stop in Malmö's Rosengård district sent shockwaves through the local community, leading to hundreds of friends, families and neighbours taking part in a defiant demonstration in his memory. No one has been arrested for carrying out the murder.

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Last Thursday meanwhile, seven men were arrested in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old on the city's Ramels väg road. Of the seven, one man has been remanded in custody on reasonable suspicion of murder, and two other men remanded suspected of complicity in the murder.

The other four were formally released on Monday while still under suspicion, but two of the released men were subsequently arrested and detained once more soon after – this time for complicity in the murder of 16-year-old Obaid, Sydsvenskan reports.

The chief prosecutor would not confirm whether the murders are linked and if it is the same two people arrested for the two murders.

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