Two dead after pub shooting in eastern Swedish town Sandviken

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Two dead after pub shooting in eastern Swedish town Sandviken
Police at the scene of the shooting in Sandviken. Photo: Henrik Hansson/TT

Two people are dead and another two injured after a shooting in an Irish pub in the town of Sandviken. Police believe one of the dead people was the target and the other three innocent bystanders.


The shooting broke out at the pub Mulligan’s in central Sandviken, a town near Gävle around 200 kilometres north of Stockholm, just after 10pm on Thursday.

“We suspect that one person was the target and the other three were at the scene for various reasons, but were not involved. I can’t say at this stage whether they were employees or guests,” police press spokesperson Magnus Jansson Klarin told Swedish news agency TT.

“The suspected target is one of the deceased. Unfortunately the other fatal victim is a person who didn’t have anything to do with it,” he added.

The two victim are men in their 20s and 70s.

The other two, a woman in her 20s and a man in his mid-40s, have non-life-threatening injuries.

A man in his 20s is wanted in connection with the shooting, according to unconfirmed reports by regional newspaper Gefle Dagblad, but no arrests had been made by Friday afternoon.


Police said on Friday afternoon that they believe the shooting was part of a personal conflict and not linked to an ongoing deadly gang conflict in recent weeks which has claimed victims in Stockholm and Uppsala. But they added that they could not yet say with certainty.


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