One killed, four injured in Malmo shooting - Swedish police

Cheryl Sanders
June 19, 2018

Police stand next to a cordon after a shooting on a street in central Malmo, Sweden June 18, 2018.

Police in Malmo said Tuesday that three of the men - aged 19, 27 and 29 - had died overnight.

Five people were shot in the city of Malmo in Sweden.

Witnesses told Swedish media that the men were shot as they left an internet cafe in the south-eastern part of the southern city on Monday evening.

A police spokesman told AFP that the possibility of a terrorist link to the attack had been discounted.

Pictures from the scene of the shooting show armed officers as well as a large paramedic presence. The statement said officers had information that "one person had been taken to hospital in a private vehicle". Police have urged the public to remain calm.

Suburban feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory have taken place in major Swedish cities in recent years.

There were no immediate details on the conditions of the other four victims.

Three others were injured - one seriously - in the incident, which police have described as a drive-by shooting.

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